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Best Of International Shorts 3 – 2022

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 24 Jan, 6.30pm | Runtime: 112 mins | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • Bad Seeds

    Bad Seeds takes us to a bizarre world populated by carnivorous plants that can change shapes the way a chameleon changes colours. The veteran director of Carface deftly connects growth with rivalry and evolution with competition, crafting an increasingly shocking duel that’s peppered with allusions to the western, the Cold War, board games, and much more.

  • Attached (Imposible Decirte Adios)

    When Paula’s painful breakup with Raúl causes her to stop seeing his son Dani, Paula will have no choice but to challenge a hypocritical legal system that ignores the custody rights of a loving, non-biological parent.

  • The Human Torch

    Textbook examples of humanity

  • Leave To Remain

    Things get wild at the ‘VISA and immigration services’ when Karim, a young Iranian father living in the UK is mistakenly threatened with deportation.

  • Astel

    It’s October, the end of the rainy season in Fouta, an isolated region in the north of Senegal. Astel (13) accompanies her father every day in the bush. Together, they look after their herd of cows. But one day, in the middle of the desert, the meeting between the young girl and a shepherd disrupts the peaceful daily life between Astel and her father.

  • The Orange Child

    In deep introspection, a Black actor sought for some answer when he found his childhood computer, he explores a video game he started creating when he was 11, when he didn’t see himself as being black, but as orange.

  • A Few Miles South

    Acclaimed actors Toby Jones and Ivanno Jeremiah comprise a very memorable double act in this delightfully macabre tale of two taciturn travellers on a wintry expedition that takes a desperate turn

  • Shower Boys

    After a heated training match with the team, twelve-year-old Viggo and Noel go home to challenge each other’s limits and masculinity. A sudden stop to an innocent game questions what a male friendship is allowed to be.

  • Silence

    A young man wanders around the city, where people wearing masks come and go. One day, he finds a girl dancing ballet in an abandoned building.