International Shorts 1
BFI Southbank Studio, Sat 12 March 12pm
BFI Southbank Studio, Sun 13 March 4pm
From drama to animation, this superb programme from around the globe promises rebellion in Iran, poetry in pictures and drama at the doctor's.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A featuring filmmakers including Seven Storied House director, Debjani Mukherjee.
Screening co-presented with the London International Documentary Festival
Dir Nely Reguera, Spain 2009, 13min
With a son in prison, a family tries to recover normality in this Gijón Festival Award-winning short.
The Seven Storied House
Dir Debjani Mukherjee, India 2009, 4min
This wonderfully quirky animation brings a Bengali nonsense rhyme to life.
Dir. Anne Emond, Canada 2009, 8min
A young woman's emotional core is shaken during a doctor's routine sexual health interview.
The Pool Party
Dir Sara Zandieh, Iran/USA 2010, 14min
Filmed in Iran during the run-up to the election crisis, this semi-allegorical drama follows an aged servant's rebellion against his masters.
Dir Tessa Joosse, France 2010, 8min
A man fights to chase away the voices in his head. Bizzare, bleak and brilliant.
Dir Cathy Brady, Ireland 2010, 18min
Karen takes to the slot machines to escape her worries, but before long her child's Christmas hangs on the chance of a winning streak.
The Seven Storied House programmed in partnership with the IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival