The Birds Eye View festival celebrates the work of women in film and this festival sees a particularly strong line-up. From Sarah Polley's assured directorial feature debut Away From Her - which tackles the issue of Alzheimer's, to thriller Stephanie Daley and a host of excellent shorts from across the world, this is a showcase to be reckoned with. Of particular interest to lovers of rare film is the silent film strand, offering live sound to silent film, including work by surrealist pioneers Germaine Dulac and Maya Deren. The films will be screened at the Institue for Contemporary Arts in London from March 8 to 14.

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Away From Her
Away From Her
A married couple come to terms with Alzheimer's. Enjoying a limited Valentine's re-release in some London cinemas.
Mother's Day
Mother's Day
Magic musical realism celebrates a starving family in Zimbabwe.
And There In The Dust
And There In The Dust
A short legacy of child rape.
Princess
Princess
Girl gangs in German suburbia.
Looking For Cheyenne
Looking For Cheyenne
A couple split up and stumble through life whilst still in love with each other.
Sherrybaby
Sherrybaby
An optimistic ex-convict tries to rebuild her life.
In Between Days
In Between Days
Love story about a migrant teen who falls for her best friend.
Stephanie Daley
Stephanie Daley
When a teenager is accused of killing her baby, a forensic psychologist tries to uncover the truth.
East Of Havana
East Of Havana
A documentary about poverty in Cuba.
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