Women in Film, Sat 27th Feb

Sat 27th, Royal College of Music  6.30pm               Tickets now available here.


In an industry dominated by men, Kino flies the flag for female empowerment. We’ve everything from a post-apocalyptic lesbian revenge Western by the daughter of Hollywood’s most macho director, to a sensitive study of familial oppression in modern Madrid, to an emotive tale of mothers and sons featuring Oscar-winning acting powerhouse Melissa Leo.


The Lotus Gun                         NORTH WEST Premiere

Dir / Wri: Amanda Milius, Prod: Julio Vincent Gambuto, Faisal Attrache, Wri: Jonathan Eisenman

USA (2015), 25 min, Cert 15

2077: Nora and her best friend and lover, Daph, live an idyllic life in a rugged landscape. When Daph disappears, Nora has to go to extreme measures to save her. Director and Writer Amanda Milius is the daughter of legendary Hollywood maverick John Milius, screenwriter of APOCALYPSE NOW, and writer-director of BIG WEDNESDAY, DILLINGER, CONAN, RED HEAT, etc


Mother’s Day USA                         UK Premiere

Dir: Jeff Tan, Prod / Wri Gabriel Furman, Starring Melissa Leo & Gabriel Furman

USA, 6 min 49 sec, Cert 15

A tragedy forces a mother and son to finally come together and one must find the strength to say goodbye. Starring Oscar-winning actress Melissa Leo (THE FIGHTER, FROZEN RIVER, RED STATE, 21 GRAMS, TREME, HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREETS, etc)


Doctor Sharpe                         NORTH WEST Premiere

Dir / Prod / Wri: Alice Ash, Dir / Prod: Laura Brown

UK (2015), 12 min 7 sec, Cert 15

Meet Rose Durrell, a woman so fixated on her relationship with her handsome and silent doctor that she will do anything to find a way into his surgery.


We Want Cake

Dir / Wri / Prod: Tania Gonzalez

Mexico (2014), 7 min 21 sec, Cert 15

A women looking for love dates a man who who’ll show her the dark side of chubby chasing

I Was Five When I became A Woman

Dir / Prod / Wri: Maryam Tafakory

UK (2014), 4 min 28 sec, Cert 15

An emotional tapestry that invites you to briefly share the life long torment of genital mutilation still forced upon many


Laisa                         NORTH WEST Premiere

Dir / Wri: Carmen Gutiérrez

Spain (2014), 12 min, Cert 15

Sonia has just moved to Madrid and now she’s not letting anything or anyone meddle in her life. Her roommate Laisa, however, is in a very different position.


Listen                         NORTH WEST Premiere

Dir / Prod / Wri: Rungano Nyoni, Hamy Ramezan

Denmark (2015), 12 min, Cert 15

A foreign woman in a burqa brings her young son to a Copenhagen police station to file a complaint against her abusive husband, but the translator seems unwilling to convey the actual meaning of her words.


Acoustic Kitty                         NORTH WEST Premiere

Dir: Jennifer Sheridan, Prod / Wri: Adam Shakinovsky

UK (2015), 10 min, Cert 15

Agent Cooper is an MI6 agent and resident laughing stock at the CIA during the height of the Cold War; tasked with surgically inserting listening devices into cats…

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