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Competition: This Must Be The Place

Start Time:
20th Jan 20:45
BFI Southbank
86 min
New Shorts Competition

Places that we arrive at, leave from, and end up. Places that conjure up a memory that knocks you sideways, makes you laugh, evokes a yearning for something that can never return. This collection of competition films, selected from across the LSFF programme, traverse time and space and the spectrum of human emotion. Secrets, grief, the time you felt happiest, the place that feels like home. From the bustling streets of Tehran to sleepy suburban Scotland, these films invite you to peek into communal and deeply personal histories and spaces.

Duncan Cowles (Scary Adult Things for BBC, Taking Stock) returns to LSFF with his latest personal documentary, Outlets, about his grandmother. Also featuring Sundance 2023 alumni Shalini Adnani’s White Ant, and Animafest Zagreb jury winner Garden of Heart, and May Ziadé’s Neo Nadha, exploring the hidden history of Cairo’s cross-dressing women.