UK Competition: So It Goes

Tuesday, 18 January 2022

18-01-22 UK Competition: So It Goes

Image: CASTOROCENE, George Finlay Ramsay

Everything is finite. But all moments, past, present and future, however fleeting, have always existed and always will. From the profound significance of a life lost, to snapshots of the banal and the absurd - our collective existence amounts to a mere evolutionary speck in the grand scheme of things. These films ponder our place in the universe in heartfelt, distinctive ways. Featuring the latest work from John Ogunmuyiwa (Mandem, Wilson) and Joanna Quinn (Famous Fred, The Wife of Bath, Britannia).


Curated by Varun Raman

Tuesday, 18 January 2022

8:45 pm

Ojumo Ti Mo

Ojumo Ti Mo

Simisolaoluwa Akande

17'

2021

United Kingdom

Over three months of phone conversations a family deal with the grief of losing a father.

THE DEAD ARE JEWELS TO ME

THE DEAD ARE JEWELS TO ME

Rose Hendry, Isla Badenoch

5'

2021

United Kingdom

THE DEAD ARE JEWELS TO ME is an intimate experimental film that explores a forensic jeweller’s craft and interrogates whether a new scientific practice could unearth hidden stories that lie beneath a surface.

Precious Hair and Beauty

Precious Hair and Beauty

John Ogunmuyiwa

11'

2021

United Kingdom

An ode to the mundanity and madness of the high street, told through the window of an African hair salon

CASTOROCENE

CASTOROCENE

George Finlay Ramsay

11'

2021

United Kingdom

After humans have destroyed the world (again) an unnamed beast swims up from a forgotten swamp and rebuilds the world from zilch. CASTOROCENE, shifting between essay and semi-fictionalised nature documentary, is a ‘film pome’ dedicated to one of nature’s great architects.

after a room

after a room

Naomi Pacifique

22'

2021

United Kingdom

Nights are long inside Naomi and Ram’s room. Tonight, they’ve invited Marina over and their messy space is under scrutiny. Exploring intimacy as personal playground, skin as intimate map, Naomi’s docile body is coming lose amidst the tension inside a room she continues knowing and unknowing. The small expressive child inside her is itching to ring its giggle through the night, before day breaks.

Affairs of the Art

Affairs of the Art

Joanna Quinn

16'

2021

United Kingdom

59-year-old factory worker Beryl is totally obsessed with drawing, her fixation dominating the entire household. Apart from husband Ifor, Beryl’s model and muse, the whole family is addicted to something - son Colin is a technical geek and sister Beverly is a fanatically narcissistic taxidermist. Apparently obsession is in the family’s DNA.