WOMEN IN FILM (Cert 15) @ Three Minute Theatre
Friday, 30th May, 6.00pm
A compilation of shorts designed to illustrate the diverse talent of contemporary women filmmakers. Maria Cifuentes visualizes a woman’s body as a canvas to explore her inner life in ‘Despertar’(Awakening), Mischa Jakupcak delicately captures a father’s relationship with his child in ‘The Hero Pose’, whilst the power games of childhood are explored in the eerie atmosphere of an old attic in Esther Lowe’s dreamlike ‘Merry-Go-Round’.
Dir: Fani Konstantinou / 15 ‘/ Spain / 2014 / Best Short Film – Paris Film Festival
A mother has to move abroad for work and leave her devoted Nanny behind. How can Sepideh find a way to avoid being separated from the children she loves?
Despertar (Awakening) / Dir: Maria Cifuentes Caruncho, Pro: Marina Le Guay
4’23” / France / 2012
The visual narration of a woman’s dream. Her body, an imaginary landscape, undergoes symbolic metamorphoses as her dream goes on, calling up the origins of life and the elements that compose it.
Dir/Wri: Taisia Deeva, Pro: Wolfgang Boss / 10′ / UK /Russia / 2014 / European Premiere
A child has questions about life and death, but isn’t happy with the answers. So he tries to find some of his own.
Dir: Esther Lowe, Pro: Manuel Kinzer
19’ / Germany / 2012
A spooky children’s story which explores the relationship between siblings by means of a game.
Good, Beauty and Truth
Dir: Balbina Bruszewska, Pro: Piotr Majewski
7’ / Poland / 2012
In a modern world where good, beauty and truth is all but lost, a man clings to an idealised vision of the world.
The Bigger Picture
Dir/Pro/Wri: Daisy Jacobs
7’ / UK / 2014 / UK Premiere
Two sons; one elderly mother; no end in sight.‘The Bigger Picture’ uses giant animated characters in life-size sets to tell the stark and darkly humorous tale of caring for an ageing parent.
Dir/Pro Joanna Cabello
9’14” / USA / 2013
Moo! is a coming of age story about a young Latin girl, Cheyenne, who learns through a bovine sized obstacle that she cannot always be in control of a situation…
El Bicho (The Bug)
Dir: Irene Hernanz
7’ / Spain / 2013
Susana and Miguel find a bug in the office… Or is it? What starts as curiosity will get the worst of them.
The Hero Pose
Dir: Mischa Jakupcak
12′ 15′ / USA / 2013 / Award Winner – Cinevic Short Circuit Film Festival
A story about a father and daughter, and those precious moments in life when two people are able to pause and connect.
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