NEW SHORTS: This Is Me Trying
DRIFTING, dir. Hanxiong Bo
White lies and suppressed desires come to the surface in these tenderly handled portraits of complicated intimacies and double lives led.
Restless, and sometimes reckless, these protagonists come up against the status quo, either quashing or indulging the parts of themselves that would derail their 'happy home'.
New work from LSFF 2020’s Best British Short Film winner Lucy Bridger (Mothering) sees Niamh Cusack’s (The Virtues) summertime flirtation teetering into emotional affair, whilst Hanxiong Bo’s absurdist mini-epic processes gender fluidity in modern China.
Programmed by Philip Ilson. 80'