14 short films .. 9 live action and 5 animation.
Includes the rat race, scenes from a life, a nagging wife, an unsuccessful thief, a desert encounter, an abrasive teacher, cowboys with secrets, a mysterious stain, animated memories, family carers, an Indian restaurant, sandpipers, and a little girl asking an awkward question.
(N.B. 5.30 and 8.00pm in the Whitaker Room)
Director: Achero Mañas, Spain, subtitles
Pablo seems like a normal 12 year old, out and about on the streets, getting up to mischief. However, when new classmate Alfredo befriends him we learn that Pablo guards a dark secret concerning his home life. Is there escape for him?
Director: Bentley Dean and Martin Butler, Vanuatu/Australia subtitles
Tanna is set in a remote village amid the spectacular scenery of the South Pacific. The villagers’ lives, governed by ages old customs, are untouched by our 21st century western ways. This is a love story, tender and thoughtful, with countless contemporary resonances. The very impressive cast of tribespeople had not acted before.
Director: Hannes Holm, Sweden
A grumpy widower spends his days as the obsessive self-appointed neighbourhood watch. His confrontational manner alienates everyone until new neighbours arrive and undermine his antagonism to life. An amusing film that balances grief and loss with the importance of connecting with others.
A Talk by Silkscreen member, Janine Turner, on the East German film industry 1945-1990 including excepts from films of the period.
(In the Whitaker Room at 7.00pm)
We’re ready to roll with Silkscreen’s 2017-18 season and you can see full details and trailers of all the films right here. The screening dates for your diary are …. Sept 20th, Oct 4th and 18th, Nov 1st, 15th and 29th, Dec 13th, Jan 3rd, 17th and 31st, Feb 14th and 28th, and March 14th. The Short Film Evening will be Oct 25th and the Film Talk on Jan 25th.
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