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Shorts: Tainted Love

Fri Nov 15, 21:30

Film, Rose Lipman Building, Free

The human heart is a minefield that should be navigated with caution... but where would be the fun in that? Desires, beliefs, obsessions and trauma are all present in these six eclectic shorts, ready to disrupt our protagonists as they pursue this thing called love.

KIKO'S SAINTS (LES SAINTS DE KIKO) | dir. Manuel Marmier | France | 2019 | 25min   
Inspiration takes many forms, for Kiko it is the sight of two men having sex on a beach. A vision turned obsession that sets her on an empowered path of self discovery.

MR. MARE (Lidérc úr) | dir. Luca Tóth | Hungary | 2019 | 20min
With love you hope to get under the other's skin, but what if you start there? This exquisite animation explores the painful dependency in the unrequited.

PONYBOI | dir. River Gallo, Sadé Clacken | USA | 2019 | 19min
A small slice of Americana fantasy as Ponyboi, an intersex runaway, follows his Valentine in the pursuit of the love he deserves.

ALONE TOGETHER | dir. Mitko Karakolev | UK | 2017 | 2min
Monogamy is a belief not always shared in this heart breaking animated lament, on a relationship plagued by the complexities of modern love.

FLOSS (线 Xian) | dir. Popo Fan | China | 2019 | 15min We all have our kinks, but TIng’s secret obsession for his boyfriend’s teeth is causing issues. This sexy short is not for those who fear the dentist.

KISS OF THE RABBIT GOD | dir. Andrew Thomas Huang | USA | 2019 | 14min
Some worship god and some worship lovers, but between ancient Chinese traditions and neon lit restaurants, these erotic blood-filled devotions meet.


 All films in this programme have English subtitles and the Q&A will be BSL interpreted.

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