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...In an Age of Consent

The definition of consent is to give permission.

Intimacy is defined by a consensual physicality evident in romantic love, sexual activity, a beautiful friendship and random intimate moments with passing strangers. That line of consent is interrogated in the films here, holding up a magnifying glass to every intimate moment from a misplaced hand to the power dynamics of a sexual situation to the re-contextualisation of a past narrative.

Philip Ilson

Total running time 110min.

This is a 18+ screening. Content warning: This programme contains scenes of a sexual nature.

Films in this programme
  • Image from Keep Breathing, Dir Mark Corden

    Keep Breathing

  • Image from Spring Fever, Dir Anna Snowball

    Spring Fever

  • Image from Duck Daze, Dir Alison Piper

    Duck Daze

  • Image from Rehearsal, Dir Courtney Thérond

    Rehearsal

  • Image from The Stroker , Dir Pilvi Takala

    The Stroker

  • Image from Watermelon Juice, Dir Irene Moray

    Watermelon Juice

  • Image from Online, Dir Léopold Kraus

    Online

Film 1

Keep Breathing

Trapped in a lift, a man and woman are forced to confront each other about the night they first met.

Dir Mark Corden. UK 2019. 19min

Festival guests

These members of the filmmaking team are expected to attend the festival:

  • Mark Corden, director; Damien Molony, cast; Emmeline Hartley, cast.

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Film 2

Spring Fever

A refreshingly different and fun sex education class in the Netherlands. This is an anti-shame class.

Dir Anna Snowball. UK-Netherlands 2019. 9min

Festival guests

These members of the filmmaking team are expected to attend the festival:

  • Anna Snowball, director; Julia Ton, producer.

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Film 3

Duck Daze

Johnina seeks revenge on her childhood abuser and the community that enabled him.

Dir Alison Piper. UK 2019. 8min

Festival guests

These members of the filmmaking team are expected to attend the festival:

  • James Heath, producer; Julia Taudevin, screenwriter.

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Film 4

Rehearsal

A film crew pushes the boundaries of consent during a courtesy rehearsal for its female lead.

Dir Courtney Thérond. USA 2019. 8min

Festival guests

This member of the filmmaking team is expected to attend the festival:

  • Courtney Hope Thérond, director.

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Film 5

The Stroker

Nina touches people as part of a cutting-edge well-being programme at Second Home office space. The nuances of movement demonstrate how people negotiate acceptable behaviour in the workspace.

Dir Pilvi Takala. Finland-UK 2019. 15min

Festival guests

This member of the filmmaking team is expected to attend the festival:

  • Iona Roisin, screenwriter.

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Film 6

Watermelon Juice

Suc de síndria

Barbara and Pol are on holiday with friends in a remote house. They want to have a good time and to find a peaceful space where they can enjoy their intimacy.

Dir Irene Moray. Spain 2019. 22min

Festival guests

This member of the filmmaking team is expected to attend the festival:

  • Irene Moray, director.

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Filmmaker’s attendance made possible thanks to the Institute Ramon Llull.

Film 7

Online

Virtuelle

Alice lives between reality and social media. One day, her ex-boyfriend puts one of their sex tapes online.

Dir Léopold Kraus. France 2019. 22min

Festival guests

This member of the filmmaking team is expected to attend the festival:

  • Marie Zabukovec, cast.

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