Microshorts 28/11/18

Sometimes, brevity is the soul of wit. And of concise and incisive filmmaking. This programme is designed to demonstrate this. We’ve mobile phone films and music videos, documentary snapshots and experimental oddities, punchy animations and compact dramas. All they have in common is their brief length. And the intelligence with which they explore and exploit…

Romantic Tales 28/11/18

There’s young love in Tuscany and a chaotic classroom cupid, a lazy morning after, and a bittersweet comedown, classical literature come to life, and a dirty joke made flesh, a fleeting moment of connection and a fleeting phantom of femininity, in this selection of sharp cinematic arrows targeted right at the heart. Advisory Cert 15…

Kino Noir 28/11/18

There’s wise guys in crisis and young men out of their depth, robberies gone wrong and suicides gone South, a journey into the night and a view from a window, and all the dark deceptions of the photographer’s art, in this selection of sinister and shadowy crime shorts. Advisory Cert 15 Wednesday 28th November at…

Italian Programme 28/11/18

We’ve awkward goodbyes and overdue reunions, snotty philosophical musings and suspect religious conversions, an expressionist nightmare, and two very different meditations on the immigrant experience, in our Italian Programme. Advisory Cert 15 Wednesday 28th November at 7.00pm INSTITUTO CERVANTES, 326-330 Deansgate, Campfield Avenue Arcade, Manchester M3 4FN Get Tickets here SILVIA                                        UK Premiere Dir /…

Spanish Programme 28/11/18 & 29/11/18

We’ve methods of mourning and coping with grieving, flights from responsibility and retreats from reality, a past ever-present and a future on hold, romantic regret and parental neglect, unrealistic expectations and dancing on air, in this year’s Spanish selection. Advisory Cert 15 Wednesday 28th Nov 5.00pm (main screening) Instituto Cervantes, 326-330 Deansgate, Campfield Avenue Arcade, Manchester…

Documentary Shorts One 28/11/18

Meditations on mortality and family: mourning, memorials, and medical ethics; the need for closure, the desire to move on, and the impossibility sometimes of ever doing so. All this, plus the disruptive effects of a chicken in the home, in this collection of strangely true stories. Advisory Cert 15 Wednesday 28th November at 4:00pm GOODSTOCK, 6…

Documentary Shorts Two 28/11/18

There’s life after radioactive disasters, journeys into gold prospecting, graffiti artists struggling against government corruption and death threats in the cult of Saint Death. Plus fables from the rainforests of the Congo and nomadic tales from the mountains of Tajikistan. All in our social anthropology focused documentary programme. Advisory Cert 12 Wednesday 28th November at…