My Life, Whose Rules?
Whether it’s about remaining steadfast and true or redefining oneself in a shifting world, these short films tell of personal journeys of survival, identity and agency.
Total running time 111 min
After a personal tragedy, a Pentecostal preacher is lifted by her congregation in this vivid treat for the eyes and ears.
Dir Tomisin Adepeju. UK 2019. 15min
When a reclusive woman falls in love, it’s easy to fall with her in this tender and sensual story of shocking self-discovery. This debut film by actor Lena Headey (Game of Thrones, 300) features Steven Waddington (Last of the Mohicans, The Tudors).
Dir Lena Headey. UK 2019. 32min
If You Knew
A beautiful close-up of deaf brothers showing them making their own way in the world and not being defined by what others see as a disability.
Dir Stroma Cairns. UK 2018. 5min
Part of a school dance team, Yu is completely frustrated and desperate to leave, but her own agency pushes up against forces on all sides corralling her and deciding what’s best.
Dir Qiu Yang. China-France 2019. 19min
Nahal is an Iranian schoolgirl who must create a new version of the truth in a strict environment, despite there being unintended consequences to her self-preservation.
Dir Soheil Amirsharifi. Iran 2018. 15min
Actor Hussina Raja’s (A Moving Image) directorial debut finds a South Asian couple in different locations and various guises as a way of questioning history, heritage and integration.
Dir Hussina Raja. UK 2019. 4min