Special Edition Program

30th May 2015 @ 7.30pm, Blyth Cinema.

Asha

Director Dan Bradley
Writer Rob George
Looking for a new life, Asha moves to a small country town where she begins to give dance classes. A young local cop is getting married and wants to learn how to dance a wedding tango, but Asha is suspicious of the police. Asha has a son who has a mental illness and she is desperate to protect him. She reluctantly agrees to teach the young constable and also ropes in his sergeant. A crisis develops and tragedy is narrowly avoided but in the aftermath the tango lessons continue and Asha may have found someone to share her new life with.

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Lullaby Of The Butterfly

Cyprus
Director Tonia Mishiali
Winner of Best National Film + Best Cinematography at our partner festival International Short Film Festival of Cyprus.
A woman receives a mysterious phone call; that same night she has trouble sleeping, tormented with thoughts. Early the next day she abandons her house and sets out on a journey to an unknown destination, carrying a kitchen knife in her bag. After driving all day, she parks her car at a remote location and waits for someone… something… in the middle of the night…

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Inch’Allah

Mexico
Director Angélica Romanini
Said a young Moroccan in exile working in México, in the maintenance department of a hotel. He is learning Spanish and is trying to find himself in the exile but feels very lonely and strange and the only thing that keeps him on his feet is his religion. Ceferina is a lonely woman who works in the same department as Said but she rejects him because of her prejudice and mistrust. Until one day, Ceferina is a witness of Said tremendous faith and decides to get closer. For Said, this represents the possibility of staying and not being alone.

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Omul (Human)

Germany
Director Brigitte Drodtloff
From the official selection of our partner ECU Film Festival in Paris. Stars Marcel Iures.
He is a silent man. He walks the streets, watching, looking for the right place. He finds it. In the middle of a market. He sets up a stand.

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Jonah

UK
Director Kibwe Tavares
Official Selection Sundance Film Festival
Mbwana and his best friend Juma are two young men with big dreams. These dreams become reality when they photograph a gigantic fish leaping out of the sea and their small town blossoms into a tourist hot-spot as a result. But for Mbwana, the reality isn’t what he dreamed – and when he meets the fish again, both of them forgotten, ruined and old, he decides only one of them can survive. Jonah is a big fish story about the old and the new, and the links and the distances between them. A visual feast, shot though with humour and warmth, it tells an old story in a completely new way.

How to Host My Murder

By Lochie Smith

Unrequited

By Ruby Swan

Sweets Can Kill

By Dan Bradley & Ahsa Mentor Program Attendees