New Shorts: Disparate Youth

Saturday, 15 January 2022

15-01-22 Disparate Youth

Image: Fardosa, Rukia Mahamed, Iqlaas Osman, Anton Tammi, 2021

Youthful optimism battles the struggle to self-actualise amid constraints of class, capital and parental permission in this global collection of shorts from Ethiopia, Croatia, Lithuania and the UK; each beautifully depicting teen turmoil and the hopes and fears of an unknown future.  Dreams of Berghain, the solace of friendship and terror of violence, languid days filled with existential ennui - these films explore life on the cusp of adulthood, asking life’s big questions: Who do I want to be? Where am I going? Can karate vanquish a demon made out of football shirts?

Saturday, 15 January 2022

15:00

Techno, Mama

Techno, Mama

Saulius Baradinskas

18'

2021

Lithuania

Nikita loves to listen techno music and dreams to go to Berlin and visit the famous club “Berghain”. His mother Irena doesn’t know about his son’s dreams and soon enough their mutual expectations will clash.

Be Somebody

Be Somebody

Edelawit Hussien

15'

2021

Ethiopia

Be Somebody is a meditation on culture, society, and self-exploration set against a backdrop of a metropolitan city experiencing a renaissance.The short narrative film follows three Addis Ababa-based teenage boys as they embark on a road trip to Lake Langano. Throughout this journey, Tefera, Omar, and Yoni must navigate cultural differences and shifting societal expectations that ask them to engage with ways of being that are not their own.

I am good at karate

I am good at karate

Jess Dadds

11'

2021

United Kingdom

I am good at karate, follows a young teenager with mental health issues who is passionate about karate. They wander around a housing estate in East Kent locked in verbal and physical battles with a hallucinatory demon made of football shirts.

Garças

Garças

Gabriela Nobre

19'

2021

United Kingdom

A girl spends her summer in her usual holiday home, but this year an operation to her nose restricts her from the usual activities. 

Antiotpad

Antiotpad

Tin Zanic

18'

2021

Croatia

Somebody's car is on fire. Somebody's head got kicked in. Somebody got their mobile stolen. Will the troublesome adolescent break the vicious cycle of violence he might or might not have started himself?

Fardosa

Fardosa

Rukia Mahamed, Iqlaas Osman, Anton Tammi

11'

2021

United Kingdom

Fardosa is a collaboration between its co-stars Rukia Mahamed and Iqlaas Osman – first-time actors, writers and filmmakers – and director Anton Tammi. Fardosa is a short coming-of-age film shot in Helsinki, Finland 2019.