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Shorts Showcase 1 - His, Her's & Theirs

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Masculinity, femininity and everything in between. This curated selection of short drama, doc and animation will explore gender expectations and performance in today's world.

Everybody Needs Some (Dead) Body (UK Short) (19) After a lonely housewife’s dead husband returns from the grave unexpectedly, she finds herself in a love triangle with her deceased spouse and her new boyfriend.

Drawings of My BF (UK Doc) (6) The artist Wilfrid Wood has been inspired to produce hundreds of drawings together with his muse Theo Adamson over the course of their relationship.

All These Men That I’ve Done (UK Short) (9) Four women explore the constructs that have helped shape their sexual confidence.

Dash (INT Short) (14) A stable hand struggles with his identity and repressed sexuality in a rugged rural landscape.

Irani Bag (UK Doc) (7) Using excerpts of films produced between 1990 and 2018, Irani Bag is a split-screen mix of sensuality and tense drama questioning the innocence of a bag’s presence in Iraqi cinema.

Point Five (UK Short) (8) - A nervous upper-class banker trying to impress his girlfriend, reluctantly gets dragged into a hostile transaction with an extremely unorthodox drug dealer.

Where the Wind Dies (INT Animation) (12) Sardasht is a Kurdish city in Iran, the first city in the world to be a victim of chemical weapons. Told in breathtakingly beautiful animation, we follow the fate of a couple before, during and after the bombing.  This film will melt your heart.

Mani Pedi (INT Short) (14) Raymond, a young immigrant from Laos, who learned to fight in the refugee camps, is enlisted by his overbearing sister to work in her nail salon to help ends meet. The salon reveals itself to be an equally toxic female "ring" where competition for clients and exposure to toxic chemicals are Raymond’s new challenges.

Planted (UK Animation) (2) A woman is obsessed with her house plants. One day, she takes it too far.

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18
Year of release:
2022
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Barnes Film Festival
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