Shorts #3: Happy Families
Two Short Nights
Thu 18 Feb 2021 - Fri 26 Feb 2021
Running time: 82 mins
Festival pass: £13 (£10 concessions)
Individual screening: £3.99
Available on demand
Film lovers rejoice! This February you can enjoy Two Short Nights Film Festival from the comfort of your sofa. Our annual celebration of the world of short film has moved online and is available to stream on demand from Film Festival Plus.
Personal bonds are made, tested, broken and reformed in this collection of films that examine the rarely simple world of family relationships.
Dir. Clémentine Carrié | 15 mins | France
End of August. In the afternoon. Boubou, age seven, is getting bored in the campsite. Around her, heatwave and nap. Her parents are making ‘their love’ in the caravan. She decides to run away in the bushes and invites Dani to play with the storm.
Dir. Kate Graham | 13 mins | UK
A single mum struggles to come to terms with her teenage daughter’s love of rugby league.
Dir. Mohsen Habibi, Mostafa Daryadar | 5 mins | Iran
A teenage girl enters an infected home in the days of COVID19 Pandemic.
Dir. Natalie Malla | 15 mins | UK
Can a mother and daughter’s bond survive fourteen years apart?
Dir. Henriette Rietz | 5 mins | Germany
Pumped up with hormones and lacking sleep, animation is an honest and very personal insight into the world of an overwhelmed mother, who seriously thought that parental leave would become a sort of sabbatical.
Dir Star Bazancir | 2 mins | Sweden
A story about people of flesh and blood, torn apart by illusions named border, nations and race.
Dir. Werner Vivier | 11 mins | UK
While out on a day of errands, an act of petty crime gives a glimpse of the unique bond between Nathalie and Wayne, revealing the subtle intricacies of connection and family.
Dir. Joy Wilkinson | 15 mins | UK
Queen Victoria as you’ve never seen her before – the original ‘Instamum’, struggling with post-natal depression while facing a photo shoot to show off her perfect family to the world. The dark, funny and moving story of a woman spiralling under the pressure of expectations.