Overwhelming responsibility and missed opportunity, the trials and traumas of childhood and an unexpected source of healing, barbaric cultural traditions and the American Dream turned nightmare, in our second selection of films from a female perspective.
Join us at the virtual theater on BingeWave at 3.30pm, Friday 14th May.
MARISOL (UK Premiere)
Dir: Zoe Salicrup, Wri / Prod: Tim Eliot, Prod: Lauren Sowa
(USA, 2019, 14 min 44 sec, Cert 12A (F Rating)
Marisol poses as her friend, Luisa, and borrows her car to take fares on a ride-sharing app. But when her last passenger of the day accuses her of being undocumented, her worst nightmare comes to life.
TURNING TEN (Manchester Premiere)
Dir / Wri: Jaylan Auf, Prod: Houda Echouafni, Hossam ElSokari
UK / Egypt, 2018, 12 min 19 sec, Cert: 15 (FFF Rating)
Laima, Magdi and Nour their (nearly) ten year old daughter anxiously await a doctors appointment that is destined to change their lives forever.
STARRY NIGHT (Greater Manchester Premiere)
Dir: Emma Smith, Wri: Rachel Moloney, Prod: Caoilinn Handley
Ireland, 2019, 13 min 54 sec, Cert 15 (FFF Rating)
Cara must make a choice– abandon her sisters, and pursue her dreams? Or sacrifice herself, so that one day they too might stand a chance?
Dir / Prod: Fatemeh Mohammadi, Wri: Hossein Amiri, Pedram Pour Amiri, Mohammad Davoodi
Iran, 2018, 15 min 47 sec, Cert 12A (F Rating)
Mehrbanoo tries everything to make life worth living for her husband, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. But rental issues and the absence of children and grandchildren take their toll.
THE BLUE CAPE (Greater Manchester Premiere)
Dir / Wri: Alejandra López Prod: Producciones Acento
Puerto Rico, 2019, 5 min, Cert PG (F Rating)
A young boy faces the challenge of saving his sickly grandfather during the devastation of Hurricane Maria.
MOON RABBIT (Regional Premiere)
Dir / Wri / Prod: Kae Ho, Prod: Hiroko Kawasaki, Misa Miyagawa
Japan, 2018, 14 min 25 sec, Cert: PG) (FFF Rating)
During a visit to her grandparents in Japan, everything changes for 7-year-old Rio, who is obsessed with the Japanese folk tale, Moon Rabbit.
91 min 02 sec.