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The Thrill of the Chase

The chase is a staple of action cinema. These films break tense scenarios down to bitesize chunks, giving an adrenaline shot to put us on the edge of our seats.

Programmed by Philip Ilson | Total running time 104min

Films in this programme
  • Image from 1745

    1745

  • Image from Oksijan

    Oksijan

  • Image from Hot and Cold

    Hot and Cold

  • Image from Les Misérables

    Les Misérables

  • Image from Till One Cries

    Till One Cries

Film 1

1745

In the year of the Jacobite rising, two slave sisters escape into the Scottish wilderness.

Dir Gordon Napier. UK 2017. 19min

Festival guests

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

  • Gordon Napier, Director

See the full list of visiting festival guests. Please note that we can't guarantee guest attendance at any particular screening.

Film 2

Oksijan

The true story of a seven-year-old Afghan boy who finds himself trapped in a refrigerated truck with 14 other refugees as they are smuggled into the UK. Featuring Ella Purnell.

Dir Edward Watts. UK 2017. 19min

Festival guests

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

  • Edward Watts, Director

See the full list of visiting festival guests. Please note that we can't guarantee guest attendance at any particular screening.

Film 3

Hot and Cold

Ciepło-zimno

One meeting between two women, made in one shot. Two complete strangers bump into each other. One needs money, the other wants to take revenge on her husband.

Dir Marta Prus. Poland 2016. 35min

Film 4

Les Misérables

Pento has just joined the Seine-Saint-Denis anti-crime brigade. With his teammates, he develops specific methods.

Dir Ladj Ly. France 2017. 15min

Film 5

Till One Cries

Bis einer weint

Hanna meets Tim. They push each other to their limits.

Dir Benjamin Leichtenstern. Germany 2016. 16min

Festival guests

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

  • Benjamin Leichtenstern, Director

See the full list of visiting festival guests. Please note that we can't guarantee guest attendance at any particular screening.



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