Glasgow Short Film Festival 2017

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Symphony No 42 Symphony No 42
Symphony No 42 and The Control Master
The Accordion (Country: Iran; Year: 2010; Director: Jafar Panahi; Writer: Jafar Panahi; Stars: Kambiz Bahrami, Khadije Bahrami)
When their accordion is confiscated, two children contemplate the meaning or acceptance, resistance and meaningful political struggle.
Choreomania (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Louis Paxton)
An outbreak of hysterical dancing takes place in Glasgow.
The Control Master (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Run Wrake), Official Site
What happens when a powerful device falls into the hands of scientist-turned-villain Doctor Moire?
Gates Of Life (Häivähdys Elämää) (Country: Finland; Year: 2012; Director: Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen; Writer: Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen)
The actions of strangers reveal a hidden story.
How To Abandon Ship (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Robin McKay; Writer: Robin McKay; Stars: Nate Diekman, Brittany Hubbard, Michael Sanchez)
An anatomy of a failed relationship, with puppets.
The Accordion The Accordion
The Accordion and How To Abandon Ship
Las Palmas (Country: Sweden; Year: 2011; Director: Johannes Nyholm; Writer: Johannes Nyholm)
A smoking, drinking, all-action baby trashes a holiday resort.
Onni (Country: Finland; Year: 2014; Director: Sanna Liljander)
A portrait of everyday life with depression.
The Saddest Boy In The World (Country: Canada; Year: 2006; Director: Jamie Travis)
Timothy Higgins is the saddest boy in the world. Friendlessness, suburban complacency and prescription drugs have conspired against him to make this his worst year yet.
Symphony No 42 (Country: Hungary; Year: 2014; Director: Reka Bucsi; Writer: Reka Bucsi)
A series of short, surreal scenes exploring the relationship between humans and nature.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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