official 

selection

Complete list of films that will be part of Cheap Cuts 2016 on Saturday 2nd April.  

Home (27 mins)

Filip Jacobson | Poland

 

Grażyna and Wioletta are two extraordinary sisters who run a residential home for the homeless. Whilst many might question their use of unconventional methods, they seem to be keeping their guests bright and happy.

 

Miles to go before I sleep (13 mins)

Hanna Hovitie | Zambia-Finland


A young Congolese woman shares her story of becoming a victim of child trafficking and being thrown into a whirlwind of drifting between continents.

Esperanza 43 (20 mins)

 Oliver Stiller | Mexico-Germany

 

In September of 2014 in the Mexican Iguala, 43 students disappeared after assaults by the police. Since then their families and fellow students have been protesting on a basketball court of the University in Ayotzinapa for the return of the missing young men.

 

 

Directed by Tweedie (17 mins)

Duncan Cowles | UK

 

Making a film when you're 87 is less than convenient. As granddad ‘Tweedie’ reluctantly takes up his new role as a filmmaker, we’re invited to examine the difficulties of communication between the generations.

Kayeh (15 mins)

Keivan Mohseni | Iran

 

In a small town in south Iran, the filmmaker follows his grandmother as she makes kayeh, a traditional headscarf worn by infants. With wonderful moments of humour and honesty, Kayeh becomes an intimate story of family life.

 

 

Field Notes (18 mins)

Vashti Harrison | Trinidad & Tobago

 

An experimental portrait of the ghosts embedded in the culture of the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. Structured as a visual and aural field guide to the spirits of the island.

 

 

The International (13 mins)

Tatiana Mazú | Argentina

 

This archive based film documents the lives and relationships between two sisters and their mother. Intimately portrayed through home VHS videos, the film is both touchingly funny and moving at the same time.

 

 

The Final Nights (19 mins)

Reneé van der Ven | The Netherlands

 

Joop knows that his life is going to end soon.

Loes, a volunteer, is going to watch over his deathbed at night to offer his close family some rest.

 

Brothers (11 mins)

Szymon Jan Sinoff | Poland

 

For nearly 40 years Zenek has been almost completely paralyzed. The only person who takes care of him is his older brother, Irek, who himself has a learning disability. Each as dependent on the other, they live in symbiosis.

 

 

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