Have you ever lost something? Maybe something material, something from days gone by – or maybe simply a piece of your soul. Each of us places different value on what is important in life: more often than not, it is not until we have lost this precious something that we can truly understand ourselves.
How To Get $100 Million
United States (9min), Dir: Ilya Polyakov
A disenchanted young woman ascribes to the get-rich-quick advice of self-help guru – only to learn the cost of getting exactly what you want.
United Kingdom (6min), Dir: Kieran Stringfellow
After spending the night in a cell, a rough sleeper has a score to settle.
My Other Suit Is Human
Ireland (17min), Dir: Andrew Paul Montague
Zoe, grieving for her deceased son, has become distant from her emotionally unavailable husband, who buries himself in work. Forced to deal with her grief alone, she seeks refuge in the form of a homemade robot suit.
Germany (4min), Dir: Chris Noltekuhlmann
Toddy, loves pinball machines. In the early 90s, when the golden age of pinball comes to an end and everybody wants to get rid of their old machines, he just says: “Hand it over, I’ve got a big trash can.”
United States (5min), Dir: Dan Schaefer
A poignant music video tale of longing and loss is revealed when a timeworn journal transports a young girl to a place of enchanting wonders.
Brazil (20min), Dir: Matheus Farias, Enock Carvalho
In Brazil, where a trans person is murdered every three days, Marilene searches for her daughter Roberta, a trans woman who went missing. While running out of time, she discovers a hope for the future.
This block will play on Saturday 28th August at 4pm (GMT+1). The block will play for approximately 62 minutes and be followed by a Q&A with any of the filmmakers who are in attendance. View our 2021 programme here.
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