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Natl/Intl Shorts Block 7: Escaping

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Saturday, October 26th
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Belltable, 69 O’Connell St, Limerick
Ticket Cost: €8.00

The Escaping block will feature 7 Nat/Intl Shorts Films:

The Wood Burning SavagesThe Wood Burning Savages – ‘I Don’t Know Why I Do It To Myself’
RHIFF Icon2019 Special Recognition Award, Shane Serrano

Directed by Shane Serrano
Runtime: 5 minutes

Fresh out of education, thrown into the rat race, a race to the top, not all will survive, why do we do it to ourselves.

BonoboBonobo
Directed by Zoel Aeschbacher
Runtime: 18 minutes

When the elevator of their public housing breaks down, the fates of Felix, a disabled pensioner, Ana, a single mother struggling with her move and Seydou, a young man passionate about dance, intertwine towards an explosive ending where their limits will be tested.

No PlaceNo Place
Directed by Laura Kavanagh
Runtime: 7 minutes, 20 seconds

Angela and her two young kids have been evicted from their home. Angela struggles to maintain a sense of normality as an increasingly desperate situation unfolds.

HarborHarbor
Directed by Paul Marques Duarte
Runtime: 24 minutes, 55 seconds

When Adèle, an english teacher, spontaneously lets a young 15 years old migrant, illegaly board a ferry for england with her class, she is far from grasping the importance of her gesture and its consequences on this overnight trip.

MatchMatch
Directed by Laura O’ Shea & Tony Doyle
Runtime: 11 minutes, 57 seconds

Two strangers ‘match’ online and meet for a casual ride – of a Monday, no less. What they both expected is quickly turned on its head, as they both face their separate issues together over the course of one night.

AnnaAnna
RHIFF IconWinner – 2019 Best Actor in a Female Role, Svetlana Alekseevna Barandich

Directed by Dekel Berenson
Runtime: 15 minutes

Anna, a middle-aged single mother, lives in a small industrial town in war-torn Eastern Ukraine and works in a meat processing plant. Desperate for a better life for herself and her 16-year-old daughter, she is lured by a radio advertisement to attend a party organized for foreign men who are touring the country, searching for love.

A White HorseA White Horse
RHIFF IconWinner – 2019 Best Overall Film

Directed by Shaun O Connor
Runtime: 10 minutes, 52 seconds

1970s Ireland. A young female patient has escaped a psychiatric hospital and rings home from a telephone box…. but her parents are waiting for the call.

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