First love and last goodbyes, a shaming on social media and a brutal race for survival, an uncomfortable return back to the old house, a tense relationship with a curmudgeonly grandparent and a bond that can that can transcend death itself, in a selection of international films with a focus on childhood and coming of age.
Join us at The Old Bank, 437 Wilmslow Road, Withington from 4pm on March 23rd. Tickets £5/£4 (concessions).
GRANDFATHER (UK Premiere)
Dir / Wri / Prod: Umashankar Nair, Gaiti Siddiqui
India / Nepal, 2018, 10 min 56 sec, Cert PG
The inseparable bond between a grandfather and his granddaughter reveals the permanence of love, undeterred by the impermanence of the physical.
Dir / Wri: Cheng Chao, Prod: Shi Qi, Zhang Lei
China, 2018, 14 min, Cert PG
A young boy, new to the neighbourhood, finds himself drawn to a cute little girl who spends her days looking out from the window of an upstairs apartment.
BA GUAN – AH GONG
Dir / Wri:Clifford Miu, Prod: Linhan Zhang
Taiwan, 2019, 13 min 50 sec, Cert 12A
Eleven year old Chris discovers that his reluctant mother and his two uncles have decided to pull the plug on his beloved grandfather.
SUMMER RAIN (Greater Manchester Premiere)
Dir / Wri: Miwako Van Weyenberg, Prod: Antonino Lombardo
Belgium, 2017, 19 mins 23 sec, Cert PG (F Rating)
Keita is an 8-year old Belgian-Japanese boy. Sent to stay with his grandparents in the Flemish countryside, he must try to find some common ground with his prejuced grandfather, after his grandmother is rushed into hospital.
FISH CRACKER (Greater Manchester Premiere)
Dir / Wri / Prod: Yigit Evgar, Wri: Melisa Kesmez
Turkey, 2018, 12 min 45 sec, Cert 12A
A young brother and sister revisit the place they once called home to bid farewell to their father before they move out of the city with their mother. However, they soon realise that neither their home nor their father is quite as they were.
QUINCE [FIFTEEN] (Greater Manchester Premiere)
Dir / Wri: Peiman Zekavat, Prod: Yani Roncal Villanueva
Peru, 2018, 10 min 08 sec, (Cert 15)
A private video of Maria goes viral during a school volleyball class.
THE CAMEL BOY
Dir / Wri: Chabname Zariâb, Prod: Bien Ou Bien Productions
France / Tunisia, 15 min (F Rating), Cert 12A
A little boy is plunged by force into the intimidating and completely foreign world of camel racing. Will the distant hope of seeing his mother again give him the strength to find his place in this hostile new environment?
96 min 02 sec.