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

Wednesday 28th November at 6.00pm

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

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CHEMISTRY 101                         

UK Premiere

Dir / Prod / Wri: Mike Reft

USA, 2018, 9 min 42 sec

When a shy student’s plan to ask out his chemistry classmate goes awry after his love letter lands on the wrong desk.

DISTANCE OF THINGS               

UK Premiere

Dir / Wri: Michael Brent Adam, Prod: Torsten Eichten.

Germany / Italy, 2018, 11 min

Two brothers spend their holidays in Tuscany. When the younger brother falls in love with a local girl he glimpses only briefly, his blind brother tries to effect a reunion in a wondrous way.

HELLO SUNSHINE                    

European Premiere

Dir / Prod / Wri: Luke Albert, Wri: Joss Albert

UK, 2018, 14 min 55 sec

Newly single Jimi has been invited to the bohemian bedroom of the free-spirited Esther. Over the course of the evening, Esther shows another side of herself and reveals a secret that changed her life forever.

AFTER THE PARTY                    

UK Premiere

Dir / Wri: Hannes Schilling, Prod: Khristina Demenshina.

Germany, 2017, 14 min 45 sec

In search of love the homeless Andi harasses his friend Sandra. Between restrained tenderness and subliminal violence begins a constant struggle for closeness and distance.


North West Premiere

Dir / Prod / Wri: India Donaldson, Prod: Brianne Doak, Hilary Ives, Rudy Mungaray  

USA, 2018, 11 min 23 sec

Meredith is infatuated with the marble statue ‘Perseus with the Head of Medusa’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Then she starts to receive text messages and erotic selfies… from Perseus.

THE KNIFE SALESMAN                 

UK Premiere

Dir: Jamie Helmer, Dir / Prod / Wri: Michael Leonard.

Australia, 2017, 10 min 23 sec

In a small nook of heat-drenched coastal Australia, a traveling Knife Salesman visits a frustrated house wife…



North West Premiere

Dir: Francesca Brill, Prod / Cast: Thom Petty.

UK, 2018, 13 min

A musician, a carer. Same streets, different lives. Can an act of kindness bridge the divide and make a difference?


Manchester Premiere

Dir: Takeshi Kushida

Japan, 2017, 10 min

A lonely man becomes fascinated with a shadow that appears on his apartment wall.

TRT: 94 min 28 sec


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