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NEW SHORTS: Movement: Uprooted

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19:00 Wed 13 Jan 2016

Hackney Picturehouse (screen TBC)

Immigration and the global movement of people is currently a hot and controversial topic. In one of two fictional programmes looking at such issues, here we look at people who are uprooted out of choice, whether as part of a culture or to experience a different life to better themselves.

Film running order:

DISTANCE Cristian Perez Scigliano 22 mins

DÁNIEL Dean Loxton 14 mins

SWALLOWS Sofia Bost 14 mins

SILENT ROOMS Katarina Complova 24 mins

SNARE WVLFCVB 24 mins

98 mins

  • DÁNIEL

    Dean Loxton 14 mins (UK, 2015)

    Dániel is studying in London while working part-time as an escort. He is invited to a lunch by his best friend at which she surprises everyone by introducing her new lover Tom, the result not being what she hoped for.
  • DISTANCE

    Cristian Perez Scigliano 22 mins (UK, 2015)

    Raul is all alone in one of the biggest cities in the world. Far from family and home, he lives in a shared house where everyone has the same needs. Soon he will have to leave the house and find his own way.
  • SILENT ROOMS

    Katarina Complova 24 mins (UK, 2015)

    Silent Rooms is a short film depicting the close bond between two young women, Eva and Nadia. The pair’s relationship, which falls somewhere between friendship and romance, is thrown into crisis when Nadia finds a new boyfriend, Simon. Rather than being a cheesy love triangle, the girls' relationship is portrayed in a subtle way, through everyday problems and special close moments.
  • SNARE

    WVLFCVB 24 mins (UK, 2015)

    Snare is a dark tale of family, revenge and redemption. An intimate portrait of a young traveller family who leave their community, and head out into the nether regions of rural England. Told from a young Mother’s perspective, she is faced with the harsh realities of life on the road, and the haunting shadow of her Husband’s past.
  • SWALLOWS

    Sofia Bost 14 mins (UK, 2015)

    Sara moved to London to find a job in graphic design but she’s stuck in a restaurant kitchen. Today, after one more rejection, the reality of her life sinks in. Torn between what’s been left behind in Portugal and the possibility of a better future, Sara finds herself on the edge of change.