Welcome to our final international shorts programme…from duos and duets to gatherings and weddings – these shorts signal the power of ritual and family.
Carl Olsson / Sweden / 2020 / 8 mins
Two men engaged in a gaze, magnetic enough to lock their lips and pull them together. What does this kiss serve? Is it passion, connection, expression, obligation? Maybe it’s all of it and more, or nothing more than touch.
Owen Warren / Ireland / 2021 / 8 mins
A young man attempts to commit self-immolation for a ‘worthy cause’ only for a broken match and a concerned jogger to cause a delay in his plans.
A Bite of Bone
Honakami Yano / Japan / 2021 / 10 mins
A little girl reflects on her last summer with her father at his funeral.
Michael David McKernan / Ireland / 2021 / 14 mins
A young woman travels home to reconcile with her past, the memory of her mother, and her dying father.
Heart of Gold
Simon Fillot / France / 2020 / 12 mins
For her son, a poor young mother is forced to sell her organs for gold. Little by little, necessity gives way to the lure of gain.
Ward’s Henna Party
Morad Mostafa / Egypt / 2020 / 22 mins
Halima, a Sudanese henna painter, prepares a bride for her wedding under the watchful eyes of her daughter, Ward. The encounter grows from complicity to unveiled tensions.
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