Short Films 3: Strange Geometry

  • 89 mins

Acutely intimate perspectives upon human, emotional experience that serve to interrogate the essence of the interpersonal relationships by which we come to define ourselves. This selection salutes both eccentric characters as well as the incredible reach of the human imagination, zig- zagging though tales that chart the vivid manifestations of childhood fear, the memorabilia arising from a life spent collecting artefacts, a love letter recorded on a reel to reel tape recorder and the dehumanising effects of industrial capitalism.

 

Dad, Lenin and Freddy (O Babas mou, o Lenin kai o Freddy) - UK Premiere
Rinio Dragasaki/Greece/2011/English dialogue/Colour/20 min
A nine-year-old girl attributes her Communist father’s frequent absences to the malignant twin forces of Vladimr Lenin and Freddy Kruger!
Nominated for The Award for Best Film in the International Short Film Competition. 


Dinosaur Eggs in the Living Room (Ovos de Dinossauro na Sala de Estar) - UK Premiere
Rafael Urban/Brazil/2011/Portuguese dialogue with English subtitles/Colour/12 min
The decade- spanning love story of Ragnhild Borgomanero and her husband is embodied by the photographs and paraphernalia that they collected on their travels. Following her husband’s death, Ragnhild has undertaken the task of archiving these multifarious collections.
Nominated for The Award for Best Film in the International Short Film Competition.


Easter Eggs (Uskrsnja Jaja) - UK Premiere
Slobodan Karajlovic/Croatia/2011/Croatian dialogue with English subtitles/Colour/14 min 30 sec
It is Easter Sunday and as soon as Ivan's strict Communist father leaves for work, his mother unveils her covert plans for the day's distinctly indulgent celebrations.


The Human Factor (Le facteur humain) - UK Premiere
Thibault Le Texier/France/2011/English dialogue/Colour/27 min
Archival 16mm instructional film and snippets from managerial handbooks dart amidst personal correspondence between an engineer and his wife in order to explore the relationship between human toil, productivity and integrity.
Nominated for The Award for Best Film in the International Short Film Competition.


Letter Tape - UK Premiere
Rowena Crowe/Australia/2011/English dialogue/Colour/8 min 26 sec
A visual memento spun into shape around found reel-to-reel tapes sent to an absent lover during the 1960s. Imbued with an infectious sense of hope, this fascinating time capsule suffuses the atmosphere of a time and place now passed.
Nominated for The Award for Best Film in the International Short Film Competition.


Mr and Mrs Gunya - International Premiere
Astrid Bussink/Netherlands, Hungary/2012/English dialogue/Colour&BW/7 min
Mrs Gunya pontificates upon her eye problems, and Mr Gunya on the frogs in his bed. A musing upon the very nature of seeing and the unsteady process of memory making, both in relation to documentary filmmaking and to lived experience.
Nominated for The Award for Best Film in the International Short Film Competition.

 

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