This screening is part of the Aesthetica Season of Film at York Theatre Royal.
Every year, Aesthetica Film Festival screens some of the most engaging films by rising stars from the film industry. Many of these people will go onto become household names in future years. We are delighted to present a selection of films from the festival that have either been nominated or won a BAFTA or and Oscar. Here is your chance to engage with storytelling at its very best.
This screening is made up of the following short films:
THE BLACK COP (SUBTITLED)
UK, 2021, 24:06
The Black Cop follows one former police officer’s experience through being both the victim and perpetrator of racism within the police. A timely and necessary piece for 2021 viewers.
Grandad was a romantic
UK, 2019, 04:39
“My grandad was a romantic. He once saw a picture of my granny and realised that she was the love of his life. One day he decided to go meet her.” A charming animation about old-fashioned love.
THE SILENT CHILD
UK, 2017, 19:55
Inspired by real life events. A deaf four-year-old girl, born into a middle-class family, lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication.
UK, 2016, 04:49
Some things can only be understood with maturity. New light is shed on cultural misunderstandings when a Chinese mother and her British-born daughter speak as adults for the first time.
Canada, 2018, 16:24
Set in a surface mine, two boys enter into a power game, thinking that it will be completely innocent. But, with only Mother Nature watching, perhaps this isn’t the case.
The Present (subtitled)
Palestine, State of, 2019, 24:16
On his wedding anniversary, Yusef and his daughter Yasmine set out to the West Bank to buy a gift. Between the soldiers, roads and checkpoints, how easy is it really to go shopping?
Benjamin Cleary (Bare Golly Films)
UK/Ireland, 2015, 12:56
A reclusive typographer with a debilitating speech problem must face his worst fear as he is thrown into a series of uncomfortable, challenging encounters with strangers.
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