SUMMER SHORTS: UK

Date:
28.08.2013
Format:
Screenings
Place:
STRELKA COURTYARD
Language:
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE WITH RUSSIAN SUBTITLES

Pigeons from Scotland, a mystical journey through suburbs set to Sigur Ros and a drama starring Olivia Williams all feature in a new selection of short films from Great Britain.

In The Air Is Christopher Gray

UK 2013, 10 min.
Director Felix Massie
Animation

Christopher Gray has been in love with Stacey for quite some time, and no amount of lemonade can cool his desire. Meanwhile, Barry Flint has just bought his son a five-foot python from the pet store.

Awards and Festivals:

Annecy International Animated Film Festival – official selection

Silence / Ekki Múkk

UK 2012, 10 min.
Director Nick Abrahams
Fiction

A magical trip into the English countryside, where a lost soul is helped to find his way home by a friendly snail. Featuring Aidan Gillen (The Wire, Game of Thrones) and the voice of legendary folk singer Shirley Collins, as well as a soundtrack by cult Icelandic rockers Sigur Ros.

The Guest

UK 2013, 11 min.
Director Daniel Montanarini
Fiction

The Guest is a modern dark fable starring Olivia Williams (Rushmore, Sixth Sense, An Education) and scored by Tom Hobden of Noah and the Whale.A graduate, Matthieu, turns up to his old professor’s dinner party to discover he is the only guest … apart from Marguerite the professor’s wife.

Pouters

UK 2012, 17 min.
Director Paul Fegan
Documentary

Pouters Is a modern day story of undying commitment, rivalry, family and friendship all interwoven by an underground and idiosyncratic Scottish sport. Rab and Danny, rivals for over 25 years and with pride being the stakes, battle it out on the wing to become the Cranhill reigning Doo Fleein champion.

Awards and Festivals:

HOTDOCS International Film Festival – official selection
Amsterdan Interbnational Documentary Film Festival – official selection
Hamburg International Short Film Festival – Audience Award

The Event

UK 2012, 3 min.
Director Julia Pott
Animation

Love and a severed food at the end of the world.

Awards and Festivals:

Sundance Film Festival – official selection

Stew & Punch

UK 2013, 17 min.
Director Simon Ellis
Fiction

In three acts, three rooms, and three shots, a housewarming party spirals out of control when the host couple are sucked into a bout of light-hearted arm wrestling.

Velocity

UK 2012, 6 min.
Director Karolina Glusiec
Animation

“I always thought I had a perfect memory. I wanted to show these drawings to you.” A collection of memories, drawings and loss. These images do not exist anymore but the drawing is real. The memory is only in my head.

The Best I Am

UK 2012, 10 min.
Director Sam Steer
Animation

An awkward odyssey from the British Museum into the underworld offers Theo the chance to meet his inner beast and commence the perilous journey towards manhood.

My Face in Space

UK 2012, 10 min.
Director Tom Jobbins
Short

In 1977 NASA sent a Golden Record into space. It encapsulated the greatest achievements of humanity, and included photographs of its species. One of these photos is of Larry, he hopes this will propel him to the status of Earth Ambassador. This is Larry’s intergalactic story of life and love.

Awards and Festivals:

London International Film Festival – official selection
Edinbourgh International Film Festival – official selection
Clermont Ferrand International Film Festival – official selection
Ottawa International Animation Festival – official selection

Age restriction: 16+