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Best Of International Shorts 3 – 2021

The 3rd 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: Mon 25 Jan, 6.30pm | Runtime: 111 mins | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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    When Dany, a rich heir, who cheats his existential emptiness through hectic consumption of Magic’Powder – a drug with psychedelic and annihilated effects, randomly meets Karl Marx while he was feeling withdrawal symptoms, the socialist asks him to destroy capitalism in order to save the humankind. Reluctantly, Dany accepts his request and turns into a superhero. But quickly, he is overwhelmed by his task.
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  • Swimmer

    There’s a man floating around in an indoor swimming pool. The police order him to get out, to be arrested, but the man refuses. Swimmer is a humorous short film about a dramatic arrest that turns into an anticlimax.

  • Bittu

    A close friendship between two girls is eclipsed by an accidental poisoning at school.

  • Georgia

    When the police refuse to investigate their daughter’s alleged suicide, two computer-illiterate parents decide to design a protest banner.

  • Run

    Charlie is 12 and trapped inside with a bully.  An unexpected connection with a neighbour broadens his world view and disrupts both their future paths.

  • The Visit

    After six months, Elaheh is finally allowed to visit her husband, who is a political prisoner.

  • The Affected

    Passengers and crew on a commercial flight question their ethics when an attempt to stop a deportation occurs on their flight minutes before take-off.