Experimental Shorts 26/11/18 – 4pm at Niamos sc2

There’s repressed emotions and subconscious animals, mental illness in a hand-painted realm, the parasitical pathology of a hypochondriac, a compulsive cuboid’s battle with a belligerent red ball and a terrific triffid stop-motion takeover. Plus, Mary Pickford and Janet Gaynor coming back to life as we’ve never seen them before, chaos incarnate and chance-based filming mounted on wheels, a nostalgic journey to recapture the magic of Chaplin and a break-up seen only as the French could see it. All in our effervescent experimental programme.

Advisory Cert 15

Monday 26th November at 4.00pm

NIAMOS sc. 2 (Nia Cultural Centre), Chichester Road, Warwick St, Manchester M15 5EU


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Greater Manchester Premiere

Dir / Prod / Wri: Hossein Molayemi

Iran, 2017, 11 min 37 sec (PG)      

Rostam, the historic Persian national hero must travel to contemporary Tehran in order to make up for what he has done to his own son. But can he fix things without breaking the law in some way?

TRT: 121 min 22 sec

MANED & MACHO                         

North West Premiere

Dir / Prod /  Wri / Cast: Shiva Sadegh Asadi

Iran, 2017, 10 min 49 sec

A young girl’s repressed emotions and instincts are embodied in some animals that come out of her dreams. However, no one in her family is receptive to these animals.


North West Premiere

Dir / Prod /  Wri: Ana Mouyis

USA, 2017, 4 min 21 sec

Journey through a colorful and ever- changing world; a hand painted realm that shifts and morphs to portray a darkened state of mind.


European Premiere

Dir / Prod /  Wri / Cast: Joel Benjamin

USA, 2018, 5 min 33 sec

A hypochondriac tries to figure out what’s ailing him. Hopefully it’s just a parasite.

THE GAP                                                                    

UK Premiere

Dir / Wri: Patrick Vandebroeck Prod: Marco Levantaci, Marc Thelosen, Koert Davidse, Wri: Raf Wathion

Belgium, 2016, 14 min 41 sec

Manikin is a cubical shaped figure who lives in a very straight desolate world. Compulsively he tries to even out all bumps in order to keep his world flat, straight and pure.


UK Premiere

Dir: Nicole Aebersold, Prod: Sonja Menzel-Gnizia

Germany, 2017, 9 min 2 sec

There is something in the air. It spreads. Everywhere.

EDGE OF ALCHEMY                    

North West Premiere

Dir / Prod /  Wri: Stacey Steers

USA, 2017, 17 min 15 sec

Silent-era actors Mary Pickford and Janet Gaynor are seamlessly appropriated from their early films of the 1920’s and cast into a surreal epic with an upending of the Frankenstein story and an undercurrent of hive collapse.


UK Premiere

Dir: Christopher Spencer-Lowe

Canada, 2017, 5 min

Chaos is incarnated as Aleatoria, the goddess of chance.

NOT MAKING EASY IS MOVIES                           

UK Premiere

Dir / Wri / Cast: Johannes Bachmann, Prod: Zurich University of Arts  

Switzerland, 2017, 10 min 12 sec

Joggeli tries screening old film spools which leads to a nostalgic journey in the traces of his great-grandfather that bears astonishing resemblance to a film history and well-known black-and-white- comedian.

GROS CHAGRIN                          

North West Premiere

Dir / Wri: Céline Devaux, Prod: Sacrebleu Productions, Ron Dyens

France, 2018, 15 min, Cert 15

Jean celebrates his birthday by getting drunk and recalling the dreadful weekend that led to his break-up with Mathilde.

TRT: 91 min 53 sec

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