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The 2018 Programme 7/8

The Atrium Building, Ground Floor - Sunday October 21st

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By Blood - France (Slot Q 10am - 12.30pm)

Foreign Language Short - Directors, Guillaume Enard, Jonathan Delerue

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Once a ruthless war lord who won his land by his sword, Mort-Lieu is now a sick old man. A mysterious knight appears ; Mort-Lieu believes the stranger is Death himself coming to get him. Facing his own end, Mort-Lieu has to confront his legacy.

30 minutes with Laura - Spain (Slot Q 10am - 12.30pm)

Foreign Language Short - Director, Juanjo Haro

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Laura is a woman with a complicated life but a man is now on her life!

Sky Chaos - China (Slot Q 10am - 12.30pm)

Animation - Director, XiaoMing Zhang

Saturday, October 20, 2018

‘The Sky Chaos story is fully original about the amount of things the main characters experienced and the complicated relationship between them and the enemies in ancient China Yuan Dynasty. It is a Chinese style fantasy animation.

Honey - Spain (Slot Q 10am - 12.30pm)

Foreign Language Short - Director, Pedro Moreno del Oso

Saturday, October 20, 2018

"On a hot summer's day, a couple is talking about their daughters' future when a tricky game comes up."

May Day - Belgium (Slot Q 10am - 12.30pm)

Foreign Language Short - Director, Olivier Magis, Fedrik De Beul

Saturday, October 20, 2018

In Thierry's living room, several people have gathered. None of them know each other but they are all there to try and fulfil the same dream. They want to find a job... and quickly. But we're in Brussels, so nothing goes quite as planned.

Dr. Love - Wales (Slot Q 10am - 12.30pm)

Welsh Film - Director, Jamie McKee

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Comedy mockumentary film about Dr. Love - A sexual therapist from Dudley.

Mute - UK (Slot Q 10am - 12.30pm)

Short Film - Director, Jacqueline Wright

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Monette, a middle-aged salesman, picks up a deaf/mute hitchhiker on the road. The hitchhiker falls asleep and Monette vents his problems, knowing they fall on deaf ears. He rants about his wife's infidelity and her embezzlement from her employer. Monette thinks nothing of this encounter until two days later his wife and her lover are found murdered.

Regrets - UK (Slot Q 10am - 12.30pm)

Short Film - Director, AJ Sykes

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Mary (Kate Donnelly) sees her husband Jim (Lenny Mullen) in a hospital bed breathing with an oxygen mask. Through several flashbacks we see Mary's life full of turmoil, from enduring years of physical and mental abuse from her childhood to adulthood. Jim removes his oxygen mask and the room begins to radiate with white light and he sees Mary in her red dress from all those years ago. Suddenly the illusion is shattered as Mary leaves.

Mathew vs Pritchard - UK (Slot Q 10am - 12.30pm)

Documentary - Director, Ethan Blake Brooks

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Ask anyone from Wales who Matthew Pritchard is and they could probably tell you; From a daredevil stuntman with his own TV show, to a healthy fitness fanatic, Pritchard's done it all. But with the 15 year anniversary of dirty sanchez rapidly approaching, it’s time to reflect on the man who will only sleep when he’s dead.

Modern Love - Japan (Slot R 12.30pm - 2.30pm)

Foreign Language Feature - Director, Takuya Fukushima

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Tokyo, at present.
NASA announces the discovery of a new planet in the solar system, Emanon, where life might exist. The shocking news spread throughout the world, then a fad of the new planet emerges. Despite people's enthusiasm, abnormal weather events occur frequently.
Working part-time at a travel agency, Mika (Azusa Inamura) is doing her Masters degree in theoretical physics.  Mika looks like an ordinary graduate student. As a matter of fact, she spends every day talking to Teru in her delusions while hunting men using a dating app to distract herself from the loneliness. Seeing Mika like this, her best friend, Shige (Seicho Yoshino), a gay man, and Takayama (Mutsumi Sato), her senior at her graduate school laboratory, are concerned for her. 
One day, Mika suddenly experiences de-ja vu and meets a version of herself.  Bird says that Emanon might have caused the parallel world to intertwine.
Three Mikas: one lives in a world where Teru disappeared; the second one lives in a world where she meets Teru and their romance begins; the third one lives in a world where Teru has already passed away. The worlds where the three of them live start to loop. Due to Emanon, some kind of errors occur in space and time.

Coward - Wales (Slot R 12.30pm - 2.30pm)

Welsh Film - Director, Luke Walters

Saturday, October 20, 2018

 Coward tells the story of Edward, an underage British soldier fighting on the front line during world war 1 and highlights the effects that the horrors of war can have on a young child.

The Cutting Room - Wales (Slot R 12.30pm - 2.30pm)

Welsh Film - Director, Mac Nixon, Joshua Williams

Saturday, October 20, 2018

It's a tough job but somebody's gotta do it. 

Polterheist - UK (Slot S 2.30pm - 5pm)

Feature Film - Director, David Gilbank

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Two hapless small-time criminals kidnap a psychic medium, forcing her to contact the gangster they murdered to find his buried cash.

Racing against the clock with fear of reprisal from a psychotic gang boss, they accidentally unleash a demon hell-bent on revenge.

Adelaide McCarthy and the making of a legend - UK (Slot S 2.30pm - 5pm)

Animation - Director, Dewi Evans

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Comedic educational film staring Adelaide McCarthy as he explains how stop motion puppets are made.

After Midnight in the Asphalt Jungle - UK (Slot S 2.30pm - 5pm)

Animation - Director, William Charles

Saturday, October 20, 2018

In After Midnight In The Asphalt Jungle' establishes a very noir mood exploiting the dogs versus cats conflict to build up a crime/ detective story setting up an allegorical narrative tone.


DOGS of WAR - UK (Slot S 2.30pm - 5pm)

Short Film - Director, Mark J. Rigby

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Dogs of War is a Shakespearean gangster story. This contemporary and imaginative retelling of Julius Caesar is set within the dark criminal underworld of the semi-fictitious city of Londinium.

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