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My Loneliness Is Killing Me

In this second decade of the 21st century, we are more globally connected than at any other time in history. Perhaps this means we’re also more alone. Existential crisis and dread features in these short films that dare to ask questions about our place in the world.

Programmed by Philip Ilson | Total running time 104min

Films in this programme
  • Image from Laws of the Game

    Laws of the Game

  • Image from Joy in People

    Joy in People

  • Image from Martin Cries

    Martin Cries

  • Image from Six God Alphabet Peter

    Six God Alphabet Peter

  • Image from -everyman

    -everyman

  • Image from Salt & Sauce

    Salt & Sauce

  • Image from Not Required Back

    Not Required Back

  • Image from Have Heart

    Have Heart

  • Image from The Door

    The Door

Film 1

Laws of the Game

The epic story of a Surinamese female referee fighting for her place in the world of men’s football.

Dir Aegina Brahim. Suriname-UK 2016. 18min

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  • Aegina Brahim, Director

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Film 2

Joy in People

Where there’s people, there’s joy. Where there’s more people, there’s more joy. A short film about happiness, nations and massive football crowds.

Dir Oscar Hudson. UK 2016. 15min

Trailer
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  • Oscar Hudson, Director; Meredith Colchester, Cast

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Film 3

Martin Cries

Martin pleure

Imagine you wake up one day and all your friends have disappeared. The friends that should be there are gone. You look everywhere, but cannot find them.

Dir Jonathan Vinel. France 2017. 16min

Film 4

Six God Alphabet Peter

Please wake up, Peter. Please wake up. You need to learn your alphabet now, Peter.

Dir Peter Millard. UK 2016. 6min

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  • Peter Millard, Director

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Film 5

-everyman

A man, drunk and desperate, searches for a connection. A field recording, dramatised.

Dir John Angus Stewart. Australia 2017. 4min

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  • John Angus Stewart, Director

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Film 6

Salt & Sauce

A film about battered sausages and trying to figure out what the hell you’re doing with your life.

Dir Alia Ghafar. UK 2017. 11min

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  • Alia Ghafar, Director

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Film 7

Not Required Back

A portrait of a recently redundant contractor in the declining Scottish oil industry.

Dir Peter Marsden. UK 2017. 6min

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  • Peter Marsden, Director; Jamie Robson, Cast

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Film 8

Have Heart

A looping GIF has an existential crisis.

Dir Will Anderson. UK 2017. 12min

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  • Will Anderson, Director

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Film 9

The Door

Kivaad

Shutting the world out, if just for a few moments, is not a privilege all enjoy. Minu decides she deserves to get a few moments alone.

Dir Anisa Mukerjea Ganguli. India 2016. 16min

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  • Anisa Mukerjea Ganguli, Director

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