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Best Of International Shorts 2 – 2022

The 2nd of five programmes featuring the Best of International short films in competition.

Be uplifted, inspired and moved by the next generation of the world’s most talented filmmakers in competition for two Academy® qualifying awards; Best Short Live Action & Best Short Animation.

Screening: Sun 23 Jan, 1.30pm | Runtime: 101 mins | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • Broken: A Lockdown Story

    A man plunges from the sky, a militia chase down two siblings, a woman weeps in a derelict house: vignettes from a surreal family breakdown, visions from an unreliable narration who speaks only in idioms.

  • Affairs Of The Art

    Beryl’s back in Affairs of the Art, which showcases one family’s eccentric yet endearing obsessions with everything from drawing to screw threads and pet taxidermy.

  • The Criminals

    Late at night in a small Turkish town, a young couple tries to find a hotel room to spend the night together.

  • Steakhouse

    The steak has been marinating for a few days now. The pan is heated. Franc’s stomach is rumbling. But Liza’s co-workers surprise her with a birthday party. Will she be home on time?

  • Barter

    Parsa, a 13 year-old boy, is trying to hide a secret from his father…

  • Like The Ones I Used To Know (Les Grandes Claques)

    Christmas 1983. Julie and her cousins ate too much sugar, Santa is late. Denis is anxious at the idea of picking up his children at his ex-in-law’s.

  • Wall Unit

    A ramshackle wall unit is a symbol of the monotonous life of a certain 40-year-old man living in a grey, dirty post-communist block of flats district. Right after his birthday, suffering from the midlife crisis, the man decides to change his dull and routine-based existence. Alas, his wife stands in the way.