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Hook Ups and Downs

Some connections take years to establish, others can be built in just a matter of hours. This stunning collection of shorts explore those brief encounters which change the way we think, for better or worse.

Programmed by Michael Blyth | Total running time 113min

This screening is strictly over 18s only

Films in this programme
  • Image from Marco, Dir Saleem Haddad


  • Image from Parking, Dir Ahmad Seyfipour


  • Image from Renovation, Dir Fábio Leal


  • Image from Estigma, Dir David Velduque


  • Image from Fun Only, Dir Lukas Revzin

    Fun Only

  • Image from Roommate, Dir Nguyen Le Hoang Viet


  • Image from Infinite While It Lasts, Dir Akira Kamiki

    Infinite While It Lasts

Film 1


A masseur forges an unforeseen bond with one of his clients.

Dir Saleem Haddad. UK 2018. 22min

Film 2


Two men find their clandestine meeting unexpectedly interrupted, with distressing results.

Dir Ahmad Seyfipour. Iran 2018. 9min

Film 3



As he moves from one casual engagement to the next, Francisco struggles with his body image.

Dir Fábio Leal. Brazil 2018. 15min

Film 4


A Friday night hook-up turns into something far more disturbing for an apprehensive young man.

Dir David Velduque. Spain 2018. 15min

Film 5

Fun Only

Growing tired with emotionless digital encounters, Matt yearns for something more substantial.

Dir Lukas Revzin. UK 2018. 9min

Film 6


Having booked a female companion for the night, a reserved businessman is surprised when a young man turns up instead.

Dir Nguyen Le Hoang Viet. Vietnam 2018. 25min

Film 7

Infinite While It Lasts

Infinito Enquanto Dure

Sparks fly between Danny and Seiji when they meet at a party, but will the truth be too much for the aspiring lovers?

Dir Akira Kamiki. Brazil 2019. 18min

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