Vancouver Lift-Off 2016 – Shorts Programme 3

Shorts Programme 3

Tuesday 2nd August, 6.30pm - 8pm @ Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver


Dir. Gareth Dunnet Alcocer
USA, Mexico, UK, Taiwan | 2014 | 21 mins | Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Contrapelo is the story of a proud Mexican barber who is forced to shave the leader of a drug cartel. As he faces the man who is destroying his country, he is confronted by a difficult decision: to become a killer, or to let this man continue to kill. By the end of the shave, the Barber will find our that he and the Capo are not all that different.


Dir. Devereux Milburn
USA | 2015 | 12 mins | Language: English
A maladroit bumbler, Wade, pines after a co-worker in the vain hope of catching her eye over the advances of his superior. A brief sense of optimism crumbles to ash when a moment of connection is followed by the realisation that Wade is incapable of sustaining the facade of charm and fluidity


Dir. Stefano Casadei
Canada | 2015 | 15 mins | Language: English
If you knew how many heartbeats you had in a lifetime, how would that change the way you choose to live it? HEARTBEATS is the exploration of two characters, Miles and Lamar, and how they decide to answer that question.


Last Base
Dir. Aslak Danbolt
Norway | 2014 | 15 mins | Language: Norwegian
Joachim is retiring from base-jumping to become a father for the first time, but first he goes on one last adventure with his best-friend Øyvind. When a storm approaches their friendship is put to the test; Øyvind want’s to turn back, but Joachim will apparently stop at nothing to pull off his very last jump.

After each film there will be a 2 minute break, during which we invite the audience to complete score cards.

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