This programme of shorts at Edinburgh Short Film Festival will both engage your mind and leave you wondering about what, if anything, is out there.
COPING MECHANISMS is a strong selection of shorts. ESFF has collated an engaging programme which raises a number of important questions and rebuts pre-existing stereotypes around underrepresented issues such as disability and mental health.
QUEEN OF LAPA allows for a glimpse into the complex lives of the women who live under Launa Muniz’s roof: a hostel for transgender sex-workers. Francesca Woulfe reviews at SQIFF 2019.
Although the political undertones of Věra Chytilová’s film are perhaps lost on certain audiences, the film can still be enjoyed by a modern audience. Francesca Woulfe reviews at Weird Weekend.
SCARED OF REVOLUTION, an intimate portrait of The Last Poets’ Umar Bin Hassan’s life, does not shy away from exploring the inner self. Francesca Woulfe reviews.
THE CANDIDATE (originally released as EL REINO) is a slow burner with executive scandal and corruption at its core. Francesca Woulfe reviews.
MRS LOWRY & SON accurately, and often frustratingly, portrays the intricacies of life between mother and son. Francesca Woulfe reviews at EIFF 2019.
THE MUSIC AND US is a dream-like filmic memory of a relationship which no longer exists. Francesca Woulfe reviews at IberoDocs.
You will be sure to hear fits of laughter scattered throughout a film which flows, twists and turns into what will forever be a fan favourite and hopefully, a genre-redefining release. Francesca Woulfe reviews BOOKSMART.
Francesca Woulfe reviews the first set of shorts that competed for the Bill Douglas Award at GSFF 2019.