Shorts: Surreal Selves

  • 75 mins

Four shorts that forensically scrutinise the overlapping inner and outer lives and experiences of their young protagonists.

Entrapment is the common thread darting amongst these films, and through this prism we witness how four young characters orient themselves as individuals, whilst tugging at physical and mental landscapes shaped by situation and circumstance. Through a strong diffusion of the intensity and intangibility inherent to the state of youthful perception, we are plunged into a place betwixt imagination and reality, populated by centipede circuses, secret allegiances and shape-shifting creatures.

Cold Warrior, Emily Greenwood/UK/2012/19 min (In Competition)
A young Romanian gymnast in training for the Olympic games becomes implicated in a shady Communist government plot to achieve success at any cost.

Little Revolutions, Marie Constantinesco/USA, France/2013/9 min (In Competition)
A poetic exaltation of the banality and beauty of everyday family life, the affection, arguments and the repercussions springing from seemingly far- away political subtexts.

Fear My Kingdom, Björn Rühmann/UK/2012/26 min (In Competition)
Cocooned in a rambling house, just like the wildlife he collects in jars, our small protagonist is offered salvation by the strange creature that mysteriously appears at his window.

Daimi, Marie Grahtø Sørensen/Denmark/2012/19 min (In Competition)
Visceral fieldnotes charting Daimi’s chaotic existence as she rattles around a decrepit household; her mother dead in the bathtub, and her only companion a piglet that subsequently transforms into an infant.

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