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Push the Button

A programme of films to push buttons, boundaries and the limits of imagination. From the blackly comic to the downright shocking, this is cinema on the edge.

Seán McGovern

Total running time 100 min

This is a 18+ screening. Content warning: This programme contains explicit content and themes, including sex, violence and drug use.

Films in this programme
  • Image from Humblebrag, Dir Sinéad O’Shea

    Humblebrag

  • Image from Olla, Dir Ariane Labed

    Olla

  • Image from Funfair, Dir Kaveh Mazaheri

    Funfair

  • Image from End-O, Dir Alice Seabright

    End-O

  • Image from Memoirs of a Geeza, Dir Theo James Krekis

    Memoirs of a Geeza

  • Image from Breast Friends, Dir Caitlin Young

    Breast Friends

  • Image from The Lamb, Dir Nina Violić

    The Lamb

  • Image from GUO4, Dir Peter Strickland

    GUO4

  • Image from I n t e r s t i c e, Dir Oskar Willers

    I N T E R S T I C E

Film 1

Humblebrag

In a homemade clip show, a couple relive the good times, the bad times and the ones they hoped would remain secret.

Dir Sinéad O’Shea. Ireland 2019. 4min

Festival guests

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

  • Sinead O’Shea, director; Lauren Larkin, cast.

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Film 2

Olla

Having been transplanted from Ukraine via an online dating site, Olla can't be contained by French suburbia, nor can it temper her desires.

Dir Ariane Labed. France-UK 2019.

Festival guests

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

  • Ariane Labed, director.

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Film 3

Funfair

In order to make a quick buck, Majid must make his wife fake a car accident injury – but is she already the victim?

Dir Kaveh Mazaheri. Iran-Canada 2019. 15min

Festival guests

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  • Soroush Saeidi, cast.

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Film 4

End-O

Jaq is a typical young woman, navigating the foibles of life, love and endometriosis in this stinging black comedy.

Dir Alice Seabright. UK 2019. 15min

Festival guests

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

  • Alexandra Blue, producer; Elaine Gracie, screenwriter.

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Film 5

Memoirs of a Geeza

A top lad recollects fights, friends and painting his toenails with his dad.

Dir Theo James Krekis. UK 2019. 3min

Festival guests

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

  • Theo James Krekis, director; Casey Hennessy, producer; James Doherty, producer; Elliot Warren, cast.

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Film 6

Breast Friends

Some people can’t escape the voices in their head, but for Jess it’s the voices of her two larger-than-life talking breasts.

Dir Caitlin Young. UK 2019. 6min

Festival guests

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

  • Caitlin Young, director; Natasha Smurthwaite, screenwriter.

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Film 7

The Lamb

Janje

Three kids spend the summer days the usual way: hanging out, Snapchatting... and playing with their newly discovered pet.

Dir Nina Violić. Croatia 2019. 15min

Festival guests

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

  • Nina Violic, director; Vanja Sremac, producer.

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Film 8

GUO4

Two men. One locker room. A lot of D. From the director of In Fabric (LFF 2018).

Dir Peter Strickland. Hungary-UK 2019. 3min

Festival guests

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

  • Dóra Nedeczky, producer.

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Film 9

I N T E R S T I C E

When Anders makes an indecent proposal to his younger boyfriend Micke, things take a very sudden dark turn.

Dir Oskar Willers. Sweden 2019. 11min


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