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Best Of International Shorts 5 – 2021

The 5th 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: Thur 28 Jan, 6.30pm | Runtime: 109 mins | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • Just For The Record

    In an abandoned attic, dictaphone robot REC desperately tries to befriend a bird before it’s battery leaks.
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  • Learn To Swim

    A Mother sets off through the German province to look for her son while making unexpected discoveries along the way.
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  • The Present

    On his wedding anniversary, Yusef and his daughter, Yasmine, set out in the West Bank to buy his wife a gift. Between the soldiers, segregated roads and checkpoints, how easy would it be to go shopping?
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  • Heart of Gold

    Who wouldn’t give their all for a child? A mother sees an opportunity to escape the hardships of a life of poverty by selling her organs to a sick, very rich, elderly neighbor. And she hands over her own flesh in exchange for gold. Little by little, necessity gives way to a craving for more gold.
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  • I’m Not Telling You Anything, Just Sayin

    Zrinka arrives in her hometown for a few days to do some location scouting. She stays at her mother Tanja’s place. Since Tanja’s behaviour seems strange, Zrinka takes her location scouting in order to find out what is troubling her. Finally, Tanja’s emotional breakdown brings the two closer together.
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  • Anita

    While attending her sister’s wedding in India, Anita is pushed to question whether her life in America is any better than those in her hometown.
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  • The Art Of Lying

    A couple in financial trouble decide to steal their own car to pocket the insurance money, but they have to confront a very dedicated insurance inspector.
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