FROM BRITANNIA WITH LOVE
Supposedly, we are about to say goodbye to Great Britain in March. Or maybe not. One thing to rely on is that iShorts are bringing brilliant British shorts to the big screen, a mix of drama, absurdity and humour just like the Brexit situation itself.
Europe is Lost (UK)
Director: Gary Dumbill |
Year: 2017 | Length: 5 min | Animation |
This original animated music video deals wittily with a very topical issue - where is the ‘old continent’ headed? Or has it reached the end of its path? Animals, monuments and Theresa May dance and rap about what is upon us.
Director: Theodore Tennant | Producer: Tom Tennant |
Year: 2017 | Length: 10 min | Documentary Film |
The sleepy Welsh town used to be an epicentre of the mining industry but those days are gone and the locals are just trying to make it through the day. Stumpy is a taxi driver who know the town by heart and wishes to be a porn star. We join him behind the wheel to experience a funny, heartfelt and blue view of the British countryside.
Director: Georgi Banks-Davies | Producers: Mikey Levelle, Natasha Moses |
Star: Matthew Trevannion, Mandeep Dhillon |
Year: 2017 | Length: 13 min | Live Action |
She’s from a conservative Indian family, he’s a gingers in a Pink Panther suit. They get drunk one night and wake up together on the sofa. A surprisingly romantic morning in the life of two ordinary Londoners was presented at the prestigious Sundance Festival.
Life Cycles (UK)
Director: Ross Hogg | Producers: Noel Goodwin, Stephen May |
Year: 2017 | Length: 4 min | Animation |
Getting up, going to work, eating instant ramen for dinner, sleeping, getting hammered on Friday. Repeat. And again. Join a Scottish graphic designer for a week and live his life, that he depicts with a stinging irony.
To Know Him (UK)
Director: Ted Evans | Producers: Jennifer Monks, Michelle Stein |
Star: Hermi Berhane, Richard Boddy, Tashi Bradford |
Year: 2018 | Length: 28 min | Live Action |
Sarah, who is deaf, loses her beloved partner of ten years Robert suddenly. She was certain that she’d been his one and only close person. In the hospital she discovers that it’s Robert’s bitter father who took his son’s body home to arrange the funeral. She had no idea he existed. The deeply touching drama was nominated for the British Independt Film Awards.
Karman Line (UK)
Director: Oscar Sharp | Producers: Phil Barnes, Campbell Beaton, Tiernan Hanby, Max McGill |
Star: Olivia Colman, Shaun Dooley, Chelsea Corfield |
Year: 2014 | Length: 25 min | Live Action |
Middle-aged Sarah begins to float one day. First just a little off the ground, then up to the ceiling of her family’s home and then further and further, all the way to the Karman Line that is the border to Space. The award-winning metaphore of humans drifting away stars this year’s Oscar winner Olivia Colman.
Director: Andrea Arnold | Producer: Natasha Marsh |
Star: Natalie Press, Danny Dyer, Jodie Mitchell |
Year: 2003 | Length: 25 min | Live Action |
A young mother of four is determined not to let anything, not an annoying wasp, nor her children, interfere with a chance to spend an evening in the pub with her childhood sweetheart. Andrea Arnolds sharp, rough short film launched her career and won her an Oscar.
Total length of the screening 112 min. In original language with Czech and English subtitles.