FRAGMENTS SHORTS VOL. 3
Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain by Joseph Daly
Interview by Christopher Guyon
F*ck The Boxes by Abel Rubinstein
Have We Met Before? by Oliver Mason
Gifts From Babylon by Bas Ackermann
Grounding by R.M. Moses
A DOG BARKING AT THE MOON. (UK PREMIERE)
Director: Lisa Zi Xiang
Returning with her Western husband to her broken family in Beijing, pregnant writer Huang Xiaoyu finds herself trapped between her cult brainwashed mother and her secretly homosexual father, as other secrets slowly come to light. A painfully honest family drama, this is a rich and radical directorial debut that partly fictionalises director Xiang Zi’s own family life and conflicts.
NORMAL Presented by Cinemaitaliauk (UK PREMIERE)
Director: Adelle Tulli
Normal is a silent observation of the seemingly unshakeable gender norms rooted in contemporary society, from birth through adulthood. Filmed in a warm, almost flat colour palette, the camera acts as an unblinking observer, allowing the viewer to gaze down the lens at the everyday rituals being performed with an almost detached sense of unease. The beautiful composition and patient editing of Normal is in contrast to the eerily ordinary world revealed, of the feminine and masculine roles hidden in familiar scenes and relationships. What’s left is one unsettling question - why is this normal?