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The Best Medicine

Laughter is the best medicine, or so we’re told. That may well be true, but it certainly comes at a price, as far as the unfortunate protagonists of most of the films in this selection are concerned.

Penny Dreadful

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  • Director Shane Atkinson
  • USA 2012
  • 18 mins

The story of a kidnapping gone horribly wrong.

Drunker than a Skunk

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  • Director Bill Plympton
  • USA 2013
  • 3 mins

An adaptation of Walt Curtis’s poem, ‘The Time The Drunk Came To Town And Got Drunker Than A Skunk, Or So He Thought’.

Things He Never Said

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  • Director Col Spector
  • UK 2013
  • 15 mins

A comedy that looks at what happens when a man starts to tell his girlfriend what he really thinks and feels about her.

Talking Dog for Sale, 10 Euros

Se Vende Perro que Habla, 10 Euros

  • Director Lewis-Martin Soucy
  • France-Spain 2012
  • 8 mins

When a man sees a curious advertisement for a talking dog for sale he pursues the offer with natural scepticism.

Stew & Punch

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  • Director Simon Ellis
  • UK 2013
  • 17 mins

A dinner party with beef stew and much punch spirals out of control when the host couple are sucked into a bout of light-hearted arm wrestling.

Pandas Pandy

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  • Director Matúš Vizár
  • Slovakia-Czech Republic 2013
  • 12 mins

The story of a species whose life, it seems, it is everybody’s business to meddle in.

To Leech

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  • Director Stephen Leslie
  • UK 2013
  • 19 mins

Colin and David get into an argument. Things get messy.

Crackin’ Down Hard

La Manada

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  • Director Mike Clattenburg
  • USA-Canada 2012
  • 10 mins

A young man goes to the desert for hiking and yoga. His serenity is interrupted when a strange man appears and tempts him with hookers.

Simon Young

Total running time 102 mins

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