THE SHORTEST NIGHTS: IN TONGUES
When the power of words just isn’t enough…
Communication breakdowns and generational divides mean these characters struggle to find a voice in this stunning programme of beautiful dramas and artfully told documentaries.
Prices: £6 standard, £8 door (+ booking fees)
Aprox. Runtime: 56min
Date: June 18
Venue: The Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick
Day pass to all 6 screenings available [here]
Some things can only be understood with maturity. New light is shed on childhood cultural misunderstandings when a Chinese mother and her British born daughter speak as adults for the first time.
Animator/Dir: Jennifer Zheng
Language disintegrates into broken sounds as Mother and Daughter fail to communicate during their last Christmas together.
Dir: Nathalie Biancheri
Cast: Chloe Pirrie, Jo Hartley
A snap shot look into the highs and lows of an intense relationship.
Wri/Dir: David Yorke
Cast: Kim Hardy, Dimitra Barla
Stutter is an animated, dreamlike journey capturing the emotion and turmoil of a young boy struggling to communicate and how this manifests in his life.
Anim/Dir: Pedro Allevato
Wri: Andrew Fleming
A lonely septuagenarian struggles to conceal his ailing health from his doting wife, finding solace watching a local football team, his levels of fandom start to border on obsession.
Wri/Dir:Paul Holbrook, Sam Dawe
Cast: Brian Croucher, Annable Leventon
Blood and Ink (Dugo at Tinta)
A short documentary meditating on themes of identity and memory through the story of Apo Whang Od, the Philippines’ last indigenous tattoo artist, and the story of director Jill Damatac Futter, a Filipina returned to her country of birth after 22 years as an illegal immigrant in the United States.
Dir: Jill Damatac Futter