London Lift-Off 2017 – Trio of Featurettes

Trio of Featurettes

Friday 8th December, 7.45pm - 9.30pm
@ ArtHouse Crouch End, 159A Tottenham Ln, London, N8 9BT


Between A Rock And A Hard Place
Dir. Alastair Gourlay
UK | 38 mins
When Neil returns home he encounters Walter, a man he hasn't seen for 15 years. When Walter suggests that Neil work for him, Neil duly accepts. However Walter harbors a secret, that when Neil discovers puts him between a rock & hard place.


Dir. Lauri Randla
Estonia | 26 mins
Lauri Randla’s short film tells a dark satire of the pathologist Aleksei Abrikosov who embalmed Lenin’s body and in theory managed to overcome death… so his further existence will be permanently attached to caretaking of the Lenin’s corpse. The story follows Abrikosov’s and his apprentice’s critical night, when they have to solve a problem with Lenin's body, just prior to the holy celebration of the First of May. Welcome to Moscow of 1936 and into the world of Stalinist terror where a human is less worthy than a fly.


The Peculiar Abilities of Mr. Maher
Dir. Paul Philipp
Germany | 29 mins
East Germany, 1987: The special investigator Mahler is said to have paranormal abilities. The police assigns him to solve the case of the 6-year-old Henry Kiefer, who is missing for weeks now, before this issue leads to political tensions with the West. But then he brings something to light that makes this family tragedy especially political...

After each film there will be a 2 minute break, during which we invite the audience to complete score cards. The cards go towards the scoring of the films and are sent directly to the filmmakers to provide insight into the audiences response.

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