Art & Culture, Film

Aesthetica season of film at YTR: Technology, Humans & Machines

Up Next: 27th May 2022, 7:15pm
Location: York Theatre Royal, St. Leonard's Place, York, YO1 7HD
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This screening is part of the Aesthetica Season of Film at York Theatre Royal.

Our relationship with – and dependency on – technology grows every day. We are constantly looking to the future, and for the next big thing. Technology connects us, teaches us and assists with our day-to-day lives. We have immense power at our fingertips. In the age of the selfie, immersive technologies and Artificial Intelligence, these films from visionary ASFF alumni consider humanity’s reliance on, and desire for, innovation.

This screening is made up of the following short films:


Flurin Giger

Switzerland, 2015, 18:00

Nine characters, four stories, one situation. How to act whilst knowing that something big – something irreversible, that you can’t run away from or fight against – is going to happen.


Tobias Ross-Southall & Alex Warren

UK, 2015, 20:00

Golden-globe winner Ruth Wilson plays three different women whose lives become fatefully intertwined over one night. A truly innovative and haunting examination of the human psyche.

This Time Away

Magali Barbe

UK, 2019, 13:58

Nigel is an elderly man living as a recluse, haunted by the past and memory of the family he once had. Then, an unexpected visitor arrives and disrupts his routine. Featuring Timothy Spall.


Kate Cox

UK, 2019, 13:00

When Jeff and Emelia are gifted a virtual reality set that shows one’s “ideal self” for their wedding anniversary, they discover a secret that could shift their relationship irrevocably.

forever (subtitled)

Mitch McGlocklin

USA, 2020, 07:25

A life insurance company uses an AI algorithm to determine the risk of a new applicant. The subsequent denial of the application sparks a period of introspection for the individual in question.

The Lonely Orbit

Benjamin Morard & Frederic Siegel

Switzerland, 2019, 10:00

A satellite technician’s inability to cope with his solitude causes a chain reaction in space and in his own mind. The Lonely Orbit is about what happens when we’re left to our own devices.

The Field (subtitled)

Tung Ying Hsieh

Taiwan, 2019, 13:49

The Field is a sci-fi romantic thriller that takes place in the near future. In this world, Virtual Reality is so well developed that it completely affects people’s perception and consciousness.

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