New Directors/New Films 2014

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Afronauts (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Frances Bodomo; Writer: Frances Bodomo; Stars: Diandra Forrest, Yolonda Ross, Hoji Fortuna)
The story of the first Afronaut, a 17-year-old Zambian girl training for a moon launch.
Shorts Programme One
At The Door (An den Tür) (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Miriam Bliese)
A divorced couple rediscovers a long-lost intimacy via an apartment-building intercom.
Shorts Programme One
Face In The Crowd (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Alex Prager)
Characters appearing in intimate interviews and ethereal crowd scenes seem both anonymous and oddly familiar.
Shorts Programme One
Greenland Unrealised (Country: France, Taiwan; Year: 2012; Director: Dania Reymond)
An unlikely collision of animation, the Arctic, and Antonioni.
Shorts Programme Two
The Island (La Isla) (Country: Poland, Chile, Denmark; Year: 2013; Director: Katarzyna Klimkiewicz, Dominga Sotomayor Castillo; Writer: Katarzyna Klimkiewicz, Dominga Sotomayor Castillo; Stars: Rosa García Huidobro, Francisca Castillo, Gabriela Aguilera, Niles Atallah, Carmen Couve)
The mood of a family gathering on a beautiful island darkens when one of the guests fails to show up.
Shorts Programme One
Landscape (Paisaje) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2013; Director: Matias Umpierrez; Writer: Matias Umpierrez; Stars: Agustina Muñoz)
In the aftermath of tragedy, a woman seeks solace in nature.
Shorts Programme Two
Pieces (Anacos) (Country: Spain; Year: 2012; Director: Xacio Baño; Writer: Xacio Baño; Stars: José Barato, Fernando Morán, Mabel Rivera)
A young man assembles fragments of his mother’s life.
Shorts Programme Two
The Reaper (La Parka) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2013; Director: Gabriel Serra)
An exploration of a man’s relationship with death, and what one must do to live.
Shorts Programme Two
Three, Two (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Sarah-Violet Bliss; Writer: Sarah-Violet Bliss; Stars: Marianne Hagan, Ben Sinclair, Jadyn Mondsheine)
A mother and daughter come home to a disturbing surprise.
Shorts Programme Two
The Wild (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Helena Wittmann; Writer: Helena Wittmann; Stars: Peter Maertens, Barbara Nüsse)
The quiet home of an elderly couple comes alive through projections of animals-in-the-wild footage shot by the husband.
Shorts Programme Two
You Can’t Do Everything at Once, But You Can Leave Everything at Once (Man kann nicht alles auf einmal tun, aber man kann alles auf einmal lassen) (Country: Switzerland; Year: 2013; Director: Marie-Elsa Sgualdo; Writer: Marie-Elsa Sgualdo, Marie-Elsa Sgualdo, Marie-Elsa Sgualdo; Stars: Julia Perazzini)
Archival footage stands in for childhood memories, with family history unfolding like a tall tale.
Shorts Programme One

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