The CFC’s monthly series, A World of Shorts, is going to the dark side this month with Past Perfect, a lineup of six powerful films featuring characters troubled by decisions they have made. The series runs Wednesday, January 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m at the NFB Cinema (150 John St. at Richmond St. W). Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students, seniors, and NFB members. Isaac King, one of the filmmakers, will be in attendance and it’s sure to be a great night.
Full lineup of films with descriptions below.
Leanne Welham| UK | 2010 | 15 minutes
Unable to sleep one night, Jody goes to the local 24-hour garage and meets a young couple who turn her night, and her life, upside down.
Jimmy Olsson | Sweden | 2010 | 15 minutes
On club night, the after-hours bus plays host to the usual drunken banter and rowdy cliques. When Kristoffer notices a dangerously sedated teen, he is confronted with a serious situation from his past – and it propels him to take matters into his own hands.
JUST BEFORE DAWN
Loren Slater | UK | 2010 | 11 minutes
Two female besties, on a mission to recapture the heady days of their youth, have a bad trip en route to discovering that the past has passed.
Näel Marandin| France | 2011 | 12 minutes
Can Sibylle rebuild her self-esteem at the expense of the stranger she just met?
Isaac King | Canada | 2010 | 8 minutes
Two neighbours have different ideas about wasting time and saving stuff. The ticking clock, and the art of recycling… who knew that hoarding could slow down time and conservation could reorganize it?
Kaveh Tehrani | Norway | 2010 | 29 minutes
An Iranian family moves to Lillehammer, Norway during the early 90s. At first welcomed with open arms by a population preparing for the ’94 Winter Olympics, the new arrivals realize that people are not as friendly as they seemed. A comedic mockumentary that is stuck in the past!
For more info on the series, visit worldwideshortfilmfest.com.
Top image: A scene from Second Hand. Courtesy Isaac King.