NEW SHORTS: Sister Act

Friday 22nd January 2021

EVENT LEAD - RIO, dir Zhenia Kazankina 2

RIO, dir. Zhenia Kazankina

Snapping, spiteful, begrudgingly tender: welcome to the highs and lows of sisterhood.

 

Bonded by family or common cause, these sisters share spaces of vulnerability and solidarity when times get tough - whether the loss of a parent, dreaming beyond the strange daily rituals of a Russian motel, or brought together by blood in a bathroom stall. 

 

Featuring nuanced tales from Russia, Switzerland and London’s outer reaches, with new work from LSFF alumna Rosie Westhoff (Treacle). Guest -programmed by Sylvie Dumont. 84'

This programme contains implied domestic abuse.

Friday 22nd January at 4.00pm

Online

£4

Films:

RIO

RIO

Zhenia Kazankina

22'

2020

Russia

Paulina and Nadia work in a small hotel in the northern town near the border, and dream of a different, exotic world.

TO THE SEA

TO THE SEA

Martha Treves

18'

2020

United Kingdom

A teenage sister and brother are waiting for their mother’s return after her sudden departure one morning. Bewildered and parentless, the siblings struggle to come to terms with their reality.
A quiet but turbulent coming-of-age narrative of loss and loyalty

WORTH

WORTH

Alejandra Jenni

12'

2019

Switzerland

Two young women in their bathrooms: one of them misses her period, the other one struggles with it. An honest, bleeding and intimate search for the individual and social value of the period.

OUR SISTER

OUR SISTER

Rosie Westhoff

14'

2020

United Kingdom

A nonverbal autistic teenage girl and her sister come to terms with the death of their youngest sibling.

LEOPARD

LEOPARD

James Arden

17'

2020

United Kingdom

Rocky, a born-and-bred London teenager, begins to question the strict routine set by her father - as well as deeper feelings about her own identity - after meeting a free-spirited girl in a local launderette.