Director: Louise Marie Cooke
UK / 2019 / 4 mins / Drama / World Premiere
A teenage Catholic girl has been dreaming of ‘unnatural passions’ and feels she must confess to her school priest. As she stumbles over her carefully prepared speech choking on words that do not ring true she learns the delicious joy of owning her desires.
2. When Abbie Met Emmy
Director: Kevin Walls
UK / 2018 / 10 mins / Romance / Asian Premiere
When an offbeat young woman encounters her perfect match in a movie theatre she must summon the courage to win her dream girl’s heart.
3. U for Usha
Director: Rohan Kanawade
India / 2019 / 22 mins / Drama
In Marathi with English subtitles
* Director in attendance on 8 Sept
Usha a single mother who works as a farm labourer in rural India feels drawn to a female teacher of local primary school in ways she never knew possible.
4. Home Girl
Director: Poonam Brah
UK / 2019 / 23 mins / Drama
Plunged into despair after her mother’s death and burdened by things left unsaid Roya is forced to face up to her true desires.
Director: Fernanda Reis
Brazil / 2019 / 23 mins / Sci-fi
In Portuguese with English subtitles
Laura makes a decision to turn off the Internet and look at the world around her. She soon meets Agatha and they fall in love with each other. Almost like everything was planned to happen.
6. How to Live Your Life Correctly
Director: Xindi Lou
USA / 2018 / 21 mins / Drama / Asian Premiere
In Mandarin with English subtitles
A troubled neurotic teenager pins all hope for an existential breakthrough on the love of her rebellious hospital roommate.
Director: Ferran Navarro-Beltrán Viñuales
Spain / 2018 / 7 mins / Drama
In Spanish with English subtitles
Irene and Luisa two 70-year-old women go to a cemetery to visit their deceased relatives. A series of coincidences will cause their paths to cross.