Unrestricted View Film Festival 2023: Day Four – Short Docs, Shorts 3 & Tell Me About It

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  • Short Documentaries
     27 April, 2023
     5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Shorts 3
     27 April, 2023
     7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tell Me About It
     27 April, 2023
     9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

27th April 5pm, 7pm & 9pm £8 (per screening), £12 (Day Pass) & £30 (Full Festival Pass)


Short Documentaries – 5pm

Vicious Circle – Directed by Tianyun Lyu (USA)

Vicious Circle is an experimental documentary animation about the director’s relationship with her mother. The audio consists of a recorded conversation between The director and her grandmother.

Letters to a Heal Broken Heart – Directed by Allison Stevens (Canada)

Allison Stevens presents a vulnerable self-portrait of a woman experiencing the angst of a breakup. While narrating letters written to her ex, she attempts to cast away the lingering shadows of the relationship. Images of nature mix with broken textures, representing the struggle to overcome feelings of rejection and failure.

Cristina Zenato & the Reef Shark Connection – Directed by Jason Perryman (UK)

Short film examining Cristina Zenato’s close relationship diving with reef sharks, doing ‘relaxed state’, petting of them and removing their fishing hooks, a relationship based on love and passion.

Nameless Natives – Directed by Utsav Mukherjee (India)

Ethnographic populations and tribes have seen gradual fading out to complete disappearance from the face of earth over the centuries. Who knows which were the inhabiting populations that we never got a chance to know about? The Santhali community is one of the oldest existing tribes which have continued to exist through the test of times and changes both environmentally as well as socially.

The Stevie Project – Directed by Arlo Taylor-Osmond (UK)

A story about one family’s experience with learning disability that does not shy away from reality. The condition is Tuberous Sclerosis, a rare disorder that affects 16-year old Stevie – daughter of Ange and Joe, brother of Arlo.

Still – Directed by Alex Shipman (UK)

A experimental documentary using real testimonies from women about their experiences in night clubs. Visualised through an interpretive dance piece.

The Oldest Pub in Britain – Directed by Joe Bor (UK)

A short documentary about the Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, the oldest inhabited pub in Britain.


Shorts 3 – 7pm

Sonder – Directed by Joseph Martin John Morel (UK)

An estranged father and son are forced to confront their past in this story of suffering, forgiveness, and faith.

Trajectoire – Directed by BEGUIN Guillaume, ESQUER Brice, HURTAK Nathalie, LAYRE Noemie, LONGO Serena, ROUSSEAU Leon, SAVARIT-BODIN Allan, WALLEZ Clement (France)

Fascinated by an inhospitable world that hurts him, a man has to face his sufferings to find his place.

Stillness – Directed by Rachel Fowler (UK)

A photographer comes to take remembrance portraits for a family who have just suffered a stillbirth.

A (Maid’s) Room of One’s Own – Directed by Myriam Dao (France)

In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf questioned the place of women writers in the English literature. A (Maid’s) Room of One’s Own adopts for the first time the point of view of a woman, a maid in the Paris 1950s. By what kind of space is her body constrained? The Parisian Haussmann-style architecture imposes her a social hierarchy.

The Girl & the Tide – Directed by Harvey John (UK)

Discontent with life, a girl accidentally attracts the attention of a mysterious and persisting monster.

When the Clapping Stops – Directed by Cameron Perry (UK)

Matty – a young and dedicated care worker – meets his match when his agency assigns him to middle-aged firecracker and epilepsy sufferer, June. Despite struggling to access support from a sector stretched thin, Matty must also provide unpaid care for his terminally ill Grandfather. Soon, the emotional stress of balancing his personal and professional care duties begins to take its toll – abandonment and isolation causing dangerous cracks to appear.

But I don’t Have a Spoon – Directed by Augustin Podlipajev & Jonathan Smith (UK)

Eggs – Directed by Hannah Fox (UK)

Two strangers meet by chance on a footbridge and form an unlikely alliance. Revenge is a dish best served… with eggs!


Tell Me About It – 9pm

Directed by Suman Hanif

Feature 77 minutes (UK)

Two rebellious British Pakistani teenagers Amara and Halima plan another secret escape away from their dominating parents from Bradford to London which goes horribly wrong when Amara is suddenly kidnapped in case of mistaken identity, with the real target being the daughter of a Bradford MP whose plans to tackle drug crime in the city have brought them into conflict with the top goon in town.


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