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The Meaning of Love

Short films that explore a range of expressions of ‘love’ in some very different situations.

Simon Young

Bear Story

Historia de un oso

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  • Director Gabriel Osorio
  • Chile 2014
  • 10 mins

An old bear goes out every day to a busy street corner. He recounts his life story through a tin puppet theatre, which he constructed.

The Bigger Picture

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  • Director Daisy Jacobs
  • UK 2014
  • 8 mins

A stark and darkly humorous tale of caring for an elderly relative using two-metre-high painted characters in full-size sets.

Catching a Lion

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  • Director Vladimir Kanic
  • Canada-Croatia 2013
  • 7 mins

Father and son have to catch a lion in order to save themselves from the approaching war. Inspired by true events.

Emotional Fusebox

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  • Director Rachel Tunnard
  • UK 2014
  • 15 mins

Anna (Jodie Whittaker) lives a hermit’s life in her Mum’s garden shed. She wants to stay there but her Mum has other plans.

For Spacious Sky

For Spacious Sky

  • Director Coy Middlebrook
  • USA 2014
  • 22 mins

Inspired by actual events, three lost brothers find their way back to each other – one from hate, one from addiction and one from discrimination.


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  • Director Kimmo Yläkäs
  • Finland 2013
  • 13 mins

An aggressive, unpleasant man frightens away the patients in the hospital waiting area except for a young girl who finds his prickly, annoying nature amusing.

The Kármán Line

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  • Director Oscar Sharp
  • UK 2014
  • 24 mins

A mother (Olivia Colman) contracts a rare condition that sees her lift off the ground at a slow but increasing rate as her family struggle to cope.

Total running time 97 mins

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