This screening is part of the Aesthetica Season of Film at York Theatre Royal.
The four films are easy to label as “brutal.” They are, at times, difficult, but stick with them as they unfold into a truly rewarding cinematic experience. The stories deal with the broader themes of mental health and the search for love. Specifically, these projects ask questions about how love can sometimes be found in the most unexpected places. These are not your typical LGBTQ+ short films. In partnership with Iris Prize.
This screening is made up of the following short films:
UK, USA, 2009, 29:00
Colonial Gods is set in contemporary Butetown, also known as Cardiff Bay and Tiger Bay. A gritty, realistic and poignant short drama about the challenges facing a changing community.
DAISY & D
UK, USA, 2017, 22:00
Power dynamics drastically shift within 24 hours as Daisy and her boyfriend D-Ice struggle to make rent for the evening. The film explores complicated love in the ugliest of circumstances.
UK, Australia, 2014 15:00
Tranh arrives at a farm in South Wales to rescue a man who is being held in captivity as a slave. To do so he must negotiate an unsettling transaction with the matriarch of the family.
UK, Israel, 2012, 22:00
Elliot is 30 but unable to form a long lasting relationship – he has a talent for destroying every potential one. He continues his search, moving onto the next available man.
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