New Shorts

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


98 mins


    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.