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Friday, 17 December 2021
6-8 pm / 18.00-20.00
BFI STEPHEN STREET
21 Stephen Street
London W1T 1LN
This screening session features 15 short films.
All films are english spoken and/or english subtitled.
WE ARE ALL ON THE SAME BUS (PORTUGAL)
BY NUNO SERRÃO
We are all on the same bus, but some of us are more awake than others.
Running time: 00:02:00
MAGIC KINGDOM (HONG KONG, USA)
BY NELSON NG CHAK HEI
The story is set in 1997 against the backdrop of the looming handover. Kit, a middle-aged single parent, brings his son from Hong Kong to California under the pretense of visiting Disneyland. The son, Chun, comes to realize the real intention of the trip is for his own adoption.
Running time: 00:15:00
THE EDGE OF NORWEGIAN WOOD (USA)
BY YAQI TAO
A recreation John Lennon and Yoko Ono's last photo, in moving picture, by 16mm film.
Running time: 00:02:29
BY KIRSTY MCLEAN
A teenage boxer tries to fill her idolised and abusive fathers space in the family, after his sudden passing.
Running time: 00:12:47
GREETINGS FROM MYANMAR (NORWAY)
BY ANDREAS J. RIISER, SUNNIVA SUNDBY
Umbrella drinks and genocide. More than 24.000 Rohingyas have been killed. Over 900.000 Rohingyas have fled their homes. Rapes and beatings are unaccounted for. Myanmar’s civil leader Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She is calling it an “internal conflict”.
Running time: 00:05:00
PHYSICAL THOUGHTS (USA)
BY ANNE HOLLOWDAY
A dancer reflects on a recent injury. A dancer's body is their whole life. It is the sum total of their history, it’s the medium through which they make a living and it’s their method of creative expression. After a dramatic injury puts a professional dancer out of action for six months, she reflects on how our physical thoughts reveal who we are, perhaps even more than what we say. A meditation on authenticity, the creative life and facing one's own fears, Physical Thoughts is the document of an injury and a poetic distillation of wisdom for every artist.
Running time: 00:03:32
BY GUSTAV OLSSON
A group of teenage girls in front of a computer screen who are the “Playmakers”, orchestrates the actions of a young boy in disguise entering a corner shop. The demands quickly become more and more bizarre and is well designed to achieve the twisted crescendo the Playmakers are out to get.
Running time: 00:09:35 // Trailer
BY SOL BALDI
A deeply intimate and loving portrait of Barcelona’s underground queer community shot through 2017/8, MARICAS explores the lives, loves, adventures and inner lives of Celia (17) and Apolonio (22), two of its wildest and most colourful free spirits who come together at ¨Maricas¨ Party shot over 2 years by an insider and friend; the film echoes the look and energy of the Cindy Sherman expose of New York party kids in the seventies, offering new insights into the very different challenges facing of queer millennials coming to adulthood in a world of social media.
Running time: 00:07:00 // Trailer
TREI & JABZ MC – MAGMA (NEW ZEALAND)
Music video for New Zealand-based artist Trei.
Running time: 00:04:30
TACIT BLUE (CHINA)
BY WENKAI DUAN
Carl goes to a deserted site to rescue his daughter Alice who was kidnapped. Waiting for Carl in the site is Moye, Carl’s biggest rival who works for an organized criminal party. Moye modified Alice and turned her into a killing machine. Carl saw the daughter being transformed and he lost his calm, Until almost killed by his daughter. Carl does not hesitate to use his blood and life to awaken his daughter’s memory.
Running time: 00:09:14
UNDER THE INFLUENCE (UK)
BY ALEX DEITSCH
Sam decides to go on a night long odyssey.
Running time: 00:07:38
BY OLIVE PASCHA
A short film shot in a bathroom, 'Evie' is an interview of sorts, an abstract documentary about identity migration, loss, and growing up.
Running time: 00:04:14
BY CALLUM REEVE
A cleanup robot goes wrong.
Running time: 00:01:38
BY JOËLLE BENTOLILA
A mystical young Hasidic man increasingly doubts his identity, his gender, and the nature of being as conflict between him and his pious young wife escalates with shocking consequences.
Running time: 00:17:24 // Trailer
UNION JAKE (NETHERLANDS)
BY LUUK WALSCHOT
Leading character Jake questions his identity in a politically and religiously divided community. He is done fighting and is in search of something which unites us all.
Running time: 00:02:54 // Trailer