6th October | 1 pm | Film City Glasgow | TICKETS
A selection of films competing for Best Short
Are you listening, mother? by Tuna Kaptan | Germany / Turkey | 2019 | A Turkish Village. A Kurdish woman is sentenced to six years house arrest. Her older son unwillingly becomes her prison guard. Torn between two authorities, his mother and the police, he is forced to confront his own boundaries.
Things that happen in the bathroom by Edward Hancox | US | 2018 | In the intimate sanctuary of the bathroom, a lonely young queer yearns for love, and learns how to survive heartbreak.
The Girl Who Cannot Speak by Laura Pellegrini & Stefano Da Frè | Canada | 2018 | 20′ | *Out of Competition* | Edited by Emmy Award Winner Krysia Carter-Giez, ‘The Girl Who Cannot Speak’ follows five women’s true stories of sexual abuse. This project began by meeting with women from all different backgrounds, ages, and walks of life. Each woman has been involved with the Lenox Hill Women’s Shelter in New York city. As the project moves forward we meet Charlotte, a 13 year old girl whose story is depicted through visual images. She never speaks. Charlotte’s image is a metaphor of innocence that ties all the women’s unique stories together.
The tattooed heart by Sheldon Wong Schwartz | US | 2019 | A creative writing instructor (Jennifer Morrison, “Once Upon a Time”) at a juvenile detention center finds common ground with a troubled student (Madison Wolfe, “I Kill Giants”) yet quickly finds herself in great danger when she decides to help her.
We can do it by Emil Benjamin | US | 2018 | At her first day on the job, it isn’t long before Reauchean realizes that there’s something awry at the core of Millennium Steel.
Check in by Konstantinos Stragalinos | Greece | 2018 | Harris Mavros, 16 years old, is addicted to social media and digital media of communication.
A project for modern social isolation in an urban horror environment.
Thebes Crossing by Frank Seliada | UK | 2019 | Mansour, an Afghan interpreter for the coalition, leaves Kabul in search of his lover, an elite British soldier. In London Mansour finds the life and relationship he imagined were based on a lie. Disillusioned with the West, Mansour decides to return to Aghanistan.
Total Runtime: 110 mins