Shorts: Suburban Light

  • 81 mins

How do physical space and the individual amalgamate and influence one another?

Addressing this question through a focus on juxtapositions, patterns and textures (variously physical, emotional or architectural) we journey through six mysterious, hypnagogic and ruminative portraits examining how people exist and engage in states between dream and reality and amid the lingering traces of human presence that permeate abandoned buildings and hallowed spaces.

The Loaves and Fish (Vekne Hleba i Riba), Irene M Borrego/Spain, Serbia/2013/23 min (In Competition)
A mesmerising portrait of the spiritual purpose inspired by one tiny Serbian church, illuminating an astonishing exhibition of sacred rituals, religious iconography and liturgical chanting.

Ash, Nathan S Duncan/USA/2013/10 min
Navigating the deserted corridors and rooms of a disused mental asylum, Ash interrogates how previously- lived experience in a space leaves a subtle, yet meaningful mark, unseen yet tangible.

Endless Day, Anna Frances Ewert/Germany/2012/10 min (In Competition)
The uncertainty and alienation inherent to the experience of insomnia is depicted visually as we cut through the night on rattling subway trains, following the shadows across the city.

GHL, Lotte Schreiber/Austria/2012/16 min (In Competition)
Pulsing with a ruminative energy, we tread a path through a deserted and desolate terrain. Symmetry echoed in landscape and architecture leads us to ponder the stranger’s place in this environment.

Lucille in the Sky, Charlotte Rabate/USA/2012/10 min (In Competition)
Following a road accident, Lucille endeavors to reassemble her fractured identity, untangling the delirious cracks in time, memory and perception left in tatters by amnesia.

The Executioner's Vacation (As Vacacións do Verdugo), Sonia Albert Sobrino, Miriam Albert Sobrino/Spain/2012/12 min
A vacationing executioner is faced with the dark corners of his mind and conscience in this twisting and bewitching reflection upon fate and superstition.

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