LSFF UK Competition: Joyful & Triumphant
These shorts celebrate human connection and good intentions, and provide a tonic for our cynical times.
Total runtime 85min
A celebration of human connection and good intentions provide a tonic for our cynical times. Bonds come in many forms, with siblings immersed in a world entirely their own and a homoerotic encounter in swimming pool changing rooms in a new work from Peter Strickland (The Duke of Burgundy). Natural history enthusiasts revel in the radical quietness of their calling in Jessica Sarah Rinland’s experimental documentary, alongside a bittersweet meta-comedy with Joshua Robertson.
Dad Joke, David Abramsky, UK, 16min
Black Pond, Jessica Sarah Rinland, UK, 43min
If You Knew, Stroma Cairns, UK, 6min
GUO4, Peter Strickland, Hungary/UK, 4min
Memoirs of a Geeza, Theo James Krekis, UK, 3min
Quarantine, Astrid Goldsmith, UK, 13min
The LSFF UK Competition programmes are presented in partnership with the i Paper. These films qualify for LSFF’s Best British Short Film Award as well as, dependent on genre, Best Documentary and Best Animation.