NEW SHORTS: Absence

Sunday 24th January 2021

EVENT LEAD - DROUGHT, dir Remi Itani (94

DROUGHT, dir. Remi Itani

With surreal leanings and a tender touch, these short works reconcile with the strange consequences of an absence and the pregnancy of expectation.

Desires, longings and fantastical logics flood the void as Genesis’ Phil Collins is haunted by a drowning, a queer man without sensation yearns for contact, and estranged siblings mourn a surrogate goldfish.

Featuring postmodern urban myth from Andrew Norman Wilson (Z = |Z/Z•Z-1 Mod 2|-1: Lavender Town Syndrome) and Claire Denis-esque lyricism from Remi Itani (A Long Breath). Programmed by Philip Ilson and Jenna Roberts. 76'

 

This programme contains nudity, explicit sex and reference to domestic abuse.

Please note, the film Fish Like Us can only be accessed by UK audiences at the request of the filmmaker.

Sunday 24th January at 4.30pm

Online

£4

Films:

DROUGHT

DROUGHT

Remi Itani

15'

2020

Lebanon

Carine, a real estate agent in Beirut, finds herself in empty apartments waiting for clients to show up. As the public spaces outdoors belong to men, Carine creates an intimate relationship with these empty homes that echo her sexual dissatisfaction.

RUN

RUN

Emma Miranda Moore

13'

2020

United Kingdom

Charlie is 12 and trapped inside with a bully. An unexpected connection with a neighbour broadens his world view in the most contained of circumstances.

BATOR

BATOR

Grant Gulczynski

14'

2020

United Kingdom

A horrific cycling incident leaves a young man, R., with damaged nerves in half of his body. Without much sensation, he can't feel himself. Through watching soothing ASMR on YouTube, he finds pleasure and a feeling of connection, primarily to himself.

FISH LIKE US

FISH LIKE US

Raphaela Schmid

17'

2020

Austria

As part of an unusual farewell ritual, two siblings end up at a Chinese restaurant. Both feel guilty after the recent death of their mother and find it difficult to broach the subject.

IN THE AIR TONIGHT

IN THE AIR TONIGHT

Andrew Norman Wilson

17'

2020

USA

An insider's take on the meaning behind Phil Collins' 1980 single In the Air Tonight.