Showing on Saturday March 5th at 10pm @ AMC

respite

Directed by Adriano Cirulli

(Germany)

Starring- Gianluca Cesale

Runtime- 20 minutes

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A man leads an organized life. He jogs each morning, works in the office nine to five, picks up the laundry once a week. He also lives in his car, and he hasn’t seen his wife and daughter for a while. But don’t we all need a little break from the world every so often?

A walk in winter

International Premiere

Directed by Ryan Moody

(United States)

Starring- James Franco (127 Hours), Abigail Spencer (Rectify), Jack Kehler (The Big Lebowski)

Runtime- 14 minutes

English language

Conrad has returned to his hometown in the middle of winter. Riding with the sheriff, he is on his way to find out whether the ruined corpse found nearby is his long-disappeared mother. When he finally sees the remains, he is suddenly shocked into understanding the missing pieces of his early life.

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Demilitarized zone

UK Premiere

Directed by Minu Lee

(South Korea)

Starring- Gunhyuk Lim, Jun Lee 

Runtime- 9 minutes

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A soldier from South Korea tries to run way from MPs (military polices) chase, jumps into the demilitarized zone (DMZ). Right after MPs pullout, he gathers breath, but realizes his circumstances. He holds his breath and tries to commit suicide aiming his rifle at his mouth. However, he can’t pull a trigger. He senses somebody’s presence that moment, looks around, and discovers another soldier walking near him. He sneaks around behind the soldier and observes the soldier’s behavior. He feels strange because the soldier’s movement is quite different from MPs. He watches the soldier very carefully.

Debris

World Premiere

Directed by Mary-Lyn Chambers

(United States)

Starring- Isabella Luna, Martin Simone, Kate Nichols, Jaime Alvarez

Runtime- 15 minutes

English language

Twelve-year old Ana arrives at a United States immigration detention center with nothing but the clothes on her back, her mute, younger brother, and a treasured music box. Ana finds that seeking safety will cost more than she bargained for.

* Part of the 'Inspiring Women in Film' programme to coincide with Manchester's 2016 'Wonder Woman' season. Second screening playing in front of closing night film 'There Should Be Rules'

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Family Bonds

world premiere

Directed by Takashi Yamamoto

Japan

Starring- Aki Shibuya, Kurahito Aragane

Runtime- 19 minutes

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Shinji and Yuko were a happy couple living in the suburbs until an unspeakable tragedy caused them to grow apart. With a year since this tragedy occurred approaching, the distance between them continues to grow. How will these two face the reality of this tragedy? Only together can they find the answer.

Artificial

uk premiere

Directed by David P. Sañudo

(Spain)

Starring- Gorka Otxoa, Aitor Mazo

Runtime- 20 minutes

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Xabier (Gorka Otxoa) goes for a job interview. What he doesn't know is that he has already been selected. CORPSA offers to pay him 80,000 if he agrees to be cloned. But more than just a lot of money depends on his decision.  Still, Xabier isn't sure. What if runs into someone identical to himself one day? Who can reassure him he won't be replaced?

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Showing on Saturday March 5th at pm 10@ AMC