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Shorts #4: In Sickness and In Health

Two Short Nights

Thu 16 Feb 2023


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16+ | Running time: 95 minutes


Individual Screening: £5* | Festival Pass: £25* (£20* Concession)



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Shorts #4: In Sickness and In Health

Relationships with wellbeing and loved ones are put to the test when complications throw lives in unplanned directions. 



Dir. Joel Penner, Anna Sigrithur | 20 mins | Canada 

A stunning visual exploration of matter in various states of microbial transformation begs fundamental questions about human cultures’ complicated relationships with other species. But, the narrator asks, would rot by any other name still reek? 


Confession Day 

Dir. Ben Hooton | 19 mins | UK 

In the valley of the Black Mountains, Aled must bury his father, and help his mother find peace. An outsider in a tight mining community, Bethan reveals what really happened the night Llewelyn died. The will of a father, broken by the courage of a son. 



Dir. Milly Garnier | 14 mins | UK 

Sadie and Rob have been planning on moving in together for a year now. In that year Sadie has experienced debilitating chronic fatigue and pain, and her illness complicates their plans and begins to govern their relationship. The move-in day is here but it doesn’t look like either of them imagined.  Will they find how to hold onto their relationship, and each other?



Dir. Aslak Danbolt | 15 mins | Norway 

It’s Christmas Eve, and Synnøve is searching for her drug-addicted daughter Michelle in an almost desolated city. (Synnøve and Michelle are mother and daughter in real life and play versions of themselves in a story that is very close to their own lives.) 


Let’s Not Do This Tonight 

Dir. John Jencks | 17 mins | UK 

Tony and Mara, a happily married couple in their 70s, are forced to make a daunting choice when an injured stranger arrives in the night, begging for help. Their decision ultimately costs them everything they believe in. 



Dir. Louis Chan | 10 mins | UK 

Forced out of his comfort zone, straight-laced John struggles with the morality of ‘doing the right thing’, as he’s suddenly faced with buying drugs for the first time in his life.  



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