A Gathering Storm (2021)

  • Shorts, Experimental, Surreal
  • 1h 34m

Six surreal and dreamlike short films that hint at an uncertain future.

CANARY

(Dir: Risto-Pekka Blom / Finland / 2020)

Every morning thousands of children go to school like canaries in a coal mine, measuring toxicity. The film deals with the chain of harassment and the way we all are broken in our own ways. In Finnish with English Subtitles.

WHERE TO LAND

(Dir: Sawandi Groskind / Finland / 2020)

An elderly mute woman finds herself on a remote island, where she subsequently meets a young man who longs to visit his mother. In Finnish with English Subtitles.

LIZARD

(Dir: Akinola Davies / UK / 2020)

An 8-year-old girl with an ability to sense danger gets ejected from Sunday school service. She unwittingly witnesses the underbelly in and around a Mega Church in Lagos. In English.

SUDDEN LIGHT

(Dir: Sophie Littman / UK / 2020)

Mia takes her sister Squeeze to walk their dog near their home. The landscape begins to morph around them, plunging them into a powerless limbo of grief and introducing Mia to a strange man lurking at the edge of a dark wood. In English.

BLACK BOX

(Dir: Can Deniz Atici / Turkey / 2020)

Selin is a young violinist who is preparing for her final exams as she tries to survive in İstanbul’s chaotic atmosphere by herself. The burden of keeping her secret at home gets harder as the exam date approaches. In Turkish with English Subtitles.

RIO

(Dir: Zhenia Kazankina / Russia & Finland / 2020)

Paulina lives and works in a small hotel in the northern town near the border. She and her friend Nadia dream of a different, paradise and exotic world. One day a stranger arrives at the hotel. Torn between a man and a friend, Paulina is trying to understand who she really is and what she wants most in her life. In Russian with English Subtitles.

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