Film City Glasgow | 7 October 2018 | 5 pm | TICKETS
A selection of short films from our Female Perspective Short Films Competition. | Approx 1:30 h
Regrets by AJ Sykes | UK | 8 min | 2018 | Mary sees her husband Jim 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.
Indigo Valley by Jaclyn Bethany | USA | 2017 | 15 min | Young couple Louise and John elope, and set out on a honeymoon: a hiking trip through the Icelandic wilderness. The couple is unexpectedly joined by Louise’s estranged sister, Isabella, a washed-up child actress recently released from rehab.
Jealousy, insecurity and sexual tension run high in the desolate landscape of Iceland, that works to highlight the bleak and tumultuous future these three characters face.
34 days, 18 hours by Helène Schweizer & Charles Meunier | UK | 2017 | 6 min | It’s Theo’s birthday today and all he wants is to talk to his ex, Lucile. All she wants is to talk to him. In a serendipitous turn of events, they call each other at the same time and end up leaving each other a voicemail, saying more in one message than they would have ever said in one conversation.
Dünnes Eis (Thin Ice) by Alexander Herzog | Germany | 2018 | 24 min | The short film “Thin Ice” shows the story of a person in the tension between longing for a ordinary live and the inability to integrate socially. A woman in her late 50s starts watching a family from a hiding place in the front yard at night. In the further course of the plot we develop a very immediate feeling for the biographical reasons and the reality of a person at the very edge of society. The futile attempts and the inability to integrate professionally and socially, lead to an escape into the seemingly perfect world of family life. She escapes in her imagination further into total security, which turns out to be a fatal miscalculation.
Invisible Murder by Sirada Tritruengtassana | Thailand | 2017 | 5 min | A girl, who is always invisible to everyone, decides to commit a mysterious crime for a chance to be noticed for once.
Visit by Yiannis Zafiris | Greece | 2017 | 6 min | A road, a family, a visit. *Note that this film is in the Balkan Focus Shorts Competition.
Photo by Sawsan Al-Areeqe | Yemen | 2018 | 4 min | Despite all repression attempts, challenging women are able to brighten the society image.
Girl recruits her God by Ami Sakurai | Japan | 2017 | 36 min | When she was young, Yuri lost consciousness after being locked in a sun-heated car by her mother, having an illicit love affair at the time. The experience traumatized her, and she grew up to be a high school girl who could not love or open her heart to others. She was afraid of hurting her own feelings by dealing with others, and wanted to become a mindless ‘object’.