Life is full of lessons, heartaches and joys. The path is not (always) smooth, but we take it and follow until the end. A powerful programme of shorts that celebrates life, its purposes and destinations.

Friday 4th November, 6.45 PM
Approx. Runtime: 120 mins

A PLACE (Un Lugar)    UK Premiere
Spain, 2016
Dir. Iván Fernández de Córdoba

An Arab immigrant will have to overcome the prejudices of a European family to repair his car and get to his destination.

A SPACE IN TIME (L’espace d’un instant)    UK Premiere
France, 2015
Dir. Alexandre Athané

Claire, a little girl, and her grandfather share a dream – seeing a man walk on the moon – and their favourite pastime is pretending to be astronauts. On the night of July 20th, 1969, while the whole world is looking at Neil Armstrong, Claire’s thoughts are with her own personal hero…

AQUARIUS    UK Premiere
Russian Federation, 2016
Dir. Timo Zhalnin

A metaphor for who we are… for where we come from… a secret held in the abyss. To read the message – through fear and prejudice, from imitation to communion, from meditation to movement. Dance to the horizon – from points of no return. The irony of our metamorphosis – in order to grow, the seed must die. 

United Kingdom, 2016
Dir. Nicholas Bayfield

Enter the world of what people with Asperger’s Syndrome go through, the way they see the world and how they think. We’ll discover a particular topic that one is interested in and understand that everyone is different. Finally, we’ll discover that they can find themselves overloaded with information.

FEMININE INCITE   World Premiere
United Kingdom, 2016
Dir. Simon Olivier

An insecure novelist is given one week by his publisher to infuse his latest novel with greater feminine insight, but as he turns to his long-suffering girlfriend for inspiration, he discovers that his gifts as a writer are more powerful than he ever imagined.

France, 2016
Dir. Simon Panay

Perma gold mine, Benin. Some dream to find something, others realised there was nothing to be found. Some dig relentlessly hoping to become rich, others died in the process. And a few of them say that here, nobody dies. 

PAPÉ   UK Premiere
France, 2015
Dir. Nicolas Polixene

Old fisherman attached to tradition, Papé isolated himself in his own memories since the death of his wife.

Greece, 2015
Dir. Chris Moraitis

Dimitris is the only child of a rich family. the only person who took care of him,  his grandma, is dead. Now his only companion is his pet guinea pig. When his parents decide a cruel future for him, in order to survive, Dimitris “cripples” the purest part of himself.

United Kingdom, 2016
Dir. Lucie Rachel

‘Where We Are Now’ is a personal insight into the changing relationship between a daughter and her trans parent as they embark on the road to transition