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International Shorts 2

13th Parish Festival
  • 24 May 2pm
97 mins
Jersey Arts Centre

A tour de force of youth, experimentalism, creativity and good storytelling.

Mast-del

Maryam Tafakory / Iran, United Kingdom / 2023 / 17 mins

Two women lie together in bed. As the wind bashes against the window, one recalls a past date to the cinema. A love song that would never pass through the censors. Mast-del is about forbidden bodies and desires, both inside and outside post-revolution Iranian cinema.

Apaches de la zone

Jose Eon / France / 2023 / 16 mins

Nassim, 19, lives in a small suburban town from which he dreams of escaping by breaking into rap. Nassim ventures into the catacombs and discovers “magic weed”. He smokes it and finds himself possessed by an Apache – a thug from 1900.

Ardent Other

Alice Brygo / France / 2022 / 16 mins

A stunned crowd faces a fire. The threat has no name, a diffuse anguish spreads. Fear needs to be conjured, fire must be turned into a sign.

Smile

Jo Smyth / United Kingdom / 2022 / 13 mins

Smile, starring Sue Vincent and Catrin Stewart, is about a woman in her fifties who has to navigate her way through a sexual assault, and corrosive everyday sexism.

Beneath A Mother’s Feet

Elias Suhail / United Kingdom, Morocco / 2023 / 15 mins

A young Moroccan mother, trapped in a mundane existence, confronts her dreams and fears, leading to the agonising decision to forsake all she knows, even her children.

Christopher At Sea

Tom CJ Brown / United Kingdom / 2022 / 20 mins

After embarking as a passenger onboard a cargo ship returning to Europe, he begins to question his sanity and the very understanding of his perception of time in this romantic psychological thriller at sea.

 

Price£5
(£4 seniors and students)