International Student 27/11/18

Please note the screening time of this programme has changed from 4pm to 6pm

Alienated teens and abandoned lovers, filial responsibility and parental failings, a life in snapshots and a goldfish with a memory, plus romantic interludes for sex addicts and embarrassed introverts alike in this selection of short films from the next generation of international filmmakers.

Advisory Cert 15

Tuesday 27th November at 6.00pm

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

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IT HAS TO DO WITH ME                

World Premiere

Dir: Edwin Ho, Prod: Steven Chua, Mo Liang, Wri: Antonio Luco B.

USA, 2017, 16 min 35 sec, Cert 15

Too young to feel anything but anguish, Reuben’s life of hedonistic privileges becomes an unbearable nightmare.

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Greater Manchester Premiere

Dir / Wri: Michail Galanopoulos, Prod: Christos Panagos, Marrit Greidanus.  

Denmark, 2017, 9 min 18 sec, Cert 15

In a Danish fishing village, a young girl awaits the return of the boy she loves. The anchor pendant he gave her is a constant reminder of her only remaining consolation – faith.

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AUGUST SUN                                 

Greater Manchester Premiere

Dir / Wri: Franco Volpi, Prod: Silvina Hermosa, Laura Perelli, London Film School.

UK / Argentina, 2018, 19 min 55 sec, Cert 15

Javier, an Argentine expat living in Europe, returns to his hometown of Buenos Aires following his father’s death to help his mother, Miriam, who suffers from mental health issues.

HUMAN TOUCH                                

UK Premiere

Dir / Wri: Xavier Brydges, Prod: Ivy Mutuku.

Australia, 2017, 6 min 06 sec, Cert 15

Two introverted individuals, constantly seeking human connection, find intimacy through distance in roleplaying games, at parties.

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LUNDI [MONDAY]                          

World Premiere

Dir / Prod / Wri: Lola Tartane.

Germany, 2018, 11 min 10 sec, Cert 15

7am, Joanne rejects Alex’s affection and sneaks into her son Leo’s bedroom. She calls the school pretending Leo is sick. Alex overhears. They argue, the fight spins out of control; it’s not about Leo anymore…

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UK Premiere

Dir / Wri: Shalini Adnani, Prod: Michael Graf, Akbar Kurtha, Zara Henstock  

UK / Mexico, 2018, 10 min 47 sec, Cert 12

An Indian immigrant girl accompanies her father to a casting for a Mexican television commercial looking for an ‘exotic’ man.



Dir / Wri: Danilo Zambrano, Prod: Gabriela Chrobak.

Ireland, 2017, 3 min 58 sec, Cert 12

A girl’s changing relationship with her mother observed from the point of view of her bedroom mirror.

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Dir / Prod / Wri: Ali Akin

USA, 2017, 9 min 26 sec, Cert 15

The story of an aquarium fish, left over from a broken relationship.


UK Premiere

Dir: James Nicholson, Prod / Wri: Kate Ingram,.

Australia, 2017, 9 min 17 sec, Cert 15

Alli and Nathan are addicted to sex. That is until they are asked to take a pledge to refrain from sexual contact. Then things get complicated…

TRT: 95 min 12 sec

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