Shorts Programme

Wednesday 12th December, 7.00pm - 8.45pm
@ Close-Up Cinema, 97 Sclater St, London E1 6HR


Cows Can't Swim
Dir. Jonas Möllmann
Germany | 23 mins
Synopsis: Two lonely Souls meet at a hotel bar. Hotshot TV-Host Nick and blind musician Klara get into each other’s hair immediately. They prey on their counterpart’s weaknesses with precision and persistence, but seemingly just can’t get off each other’s backs.


Dir. Sophie Martin
France | 23 mins
Synopsis: Jully, a 14 years old teenager girl with a sturdy character and captain of her city's basketball team, is struck by the tragic car accident of her parents. Overnight, she is placed in a foster care with her little sister Charlie. Jully prefers to hide the truth from her friends, and she is going to learn how to integrate herself and overcome her anger and sadness. Basketball will be the key for her adaptation that seems impossible.


Dir. Sandra Dettki
Germany | 18 mins
Synopsis: Since 1991 the emergency number 112 stands for help all over Europe. However, there is no divine entity with a solution for everything at the other end of the phone but a human being. And humans make mistakes.


KCPK - The End
Dir. Loïc Andrieu
France | 6 mins
Synopsis: The cinematic video is capturing a teenage girl's worst nightmare through adolescent angst, bathed in underlying sexual tension, and depicts the inevitable end of youth and purity.


Dir. Navjyot Bandiwadekar
India | 15 mins
Synopsis: Ashwini a young middle-aged Indian woman comes home after being declared as an addict in the midst of Diwali celebrations, where Diwali is touted as celebration of triumph of good over evil. What is this addiction? Does she cope with it? The story unfolds to see if Ashwini is able to conquer her evil or if she falls prey to it.


Make Aliens Dance
Dir. Sebastien Petretti
UK, Belgium | 25 mins
Synopsis: Gillingham, UK, 2018. Mike, a music producer in free fall, Dan, a sound engineer who is tired of his job, Murphy, the autistic brother with his headphones fixed to his ears, and, Lilli, the mother, are going through a rough time in their lives. Mazzy, the youngest sibling, a singer with a superb voice, has disappeared. What do they have left of her? Hours of recordings: her magnificent voice was recorded onto countless tapes, which are carefully stored and filed in the family studio.


Judith Hotel
Dir. Charlotte Le Bon
France | 17 mins
Synopsis: To sleep forever, that is Remi's dream. Eight years of insomnia have made his life a living hell. By booking a room at the Judith Hotel, a very popular establishment, he is giving himself the opportunity for a new start. In the corridors and the dining room, Rémi meets other patrons looking for answers and freedom: Louis, who eats ink cartridges spritually and Suzy, a deluded ex-influencer. But beyond the spotlessness of the place, reception seems a little disorganized.... In room 212, will Rémi change his mind about his condition?


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

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