Wednesday Shorts 1

Wednesday 1st April @ 7.00pm - 8.45pm
@CULTUREPLEX, Ground Floor, Warehouse, Ducie St, Manchester, M1 2TP


The Rift
Dir. Louis Devereux
UK | 30 mins
Logline: "Spanning 7 months, 6 countries and nearly 6000km, ‘The Rift’ captures Robert’s trek through some of the most extraordinary, breathtaking and barren landscapes in the world. Alongside this physical journey, the film, directed by Robert’s son Louis Devereux, develops into an exploration not only of the African environment, but the landscape of the relationship between father and son. Over the course of their travels together Louis questions Robert’s motives in pursuing this adventure, as well as his role as father and family member. How much is this walk symptomatic of his lifelong need to keep moving and never settle? Is it, in fact, an attempt to walk off the guilt of the affair he had, that twenty years ago broke up the family unit?"


Lake Street
Dir. Julien Thiverny
France | 25 mins
Logline:  After having lost all their savings in the business of amusement parks, Nino and his parents wander from town to town, with a caravane as their only place to live in. One day, the family decides to settle down around a lake. This will lead to the encounter of many different individuals who also live around this place. Those encounters will push the family to make new life choices. Lake street is a dreamlike and quirky ride through the depths of the French countryside..


Dir. Matias Bolla
Australia, Chile | 9 mins
Logline: A glimpse into the secluded lives of Patagonian cowboys (Gauchos) living at the end of the world in isolation.


When It Rains
Dir. Abdullah Almalla
Germany | 10 mins
Logline:  An incurable disease and the prospect of dying a long and painful death: This is what awaits Carlos, an artist who feels overwhelmed by a diagnosis that throws him completely off the track. He meets Marlen, a young stage actress who supports dying in dignity. They spend one summer together and finally they make a momentous decision.


Three Feet Deep
Dir. Rachael Belle Myers
Australia | 6 mins
Logline: A gravedigger for hire is faced with a dilemma when he breaks his code and decides to spy on one of his clients.


Project 282
Dir. Paddy Bartram
UK | 12 mins
Logline: Back on the 26th of May 2018 Emily Scott set off to climb all of Scotland’s Munros (mountains over 3,000 feet), attempting to make a continuous, self-propelled and self-supported round. Our film shows her journey, as she reflects on her motivations for undertaking this challenge and her experiences along the way.


Dir. Emma Keehan
USA | 8 mins
Logline: One masked dancer threatens the cycle of pursued acceptance met by authoritative rejection when part of her facade falls away and she can truly see.


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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