Portobello Pop Up Cinema
3 Acklam Road, W10 5TY

International Shorts

6.30pm – 10.30pm

Household (Daheim), Kai Wido Meyer, 14 minutes, 15
In a remote village, Father and Son are looking for a way out of their desperation. Mother is at work and there is no distraction around. Finally the son has an idea. maybe a suicide will bring salvation, or an attempted suicide, maybe? Drama. Germany

The Old Man And The Cat (Der alte Mann und die Katze), Damian Schipporeit, 10 minutes, 12A
Out of a profound longing for company and social contact, an old, lonely man fantasises about a perfect world. Together with his imaginary cat he celebrates his 80th birthday. Suddenly the doorbell rings. His young, pretty neighbour is standing at the door. Drama. Germany

He And She (Er und sie), Marcos Gadge, 16 minutes, 12A
Thomas is on his way to a life that includes only himself and his girlfriend...but when she breaks up with him, the dream goes up in smoke. Then he meets Annemarie at a lonely rest stop. As he tells the quirky old woman about his failed relationship, he comes to realise that, whatever happens, there are always reasons to jump into life with both feet. Drama. Germany

An acTOR Prepares, Denis Halligan & Marty Stalker, 7 minutes, U
Meet Stan, he’s an acTOR. Follow him as he tries to get an audition, get the girl, or at the very least − get taken seriously. Comedy. Northern Ireland

The Jacket (Die Jacke), Patrick Vollrath, 9 minutes, 12A
A boy meets girl. It could be love. But there is this jacket, too. And the jacket will change everything. Drama. Germany

The Universe In Us (In uns das Universum), Lisa Krane, 29 minutes 12A
A strange biological malformation is detected inside the body of a young dancer Li − a second fully developed heart has grown in her chest. Drama. Germany

The Run (Der Ausflug), Stefan Najib, 25 minutes, 15
Martin is a teacher at a high school. He thinks of himself as a good educator, but his own son begins to rebel against him. One day both drive to school together and get into a bad row over Bastian going on a camping vacation with his buddies. Soon after, Bastian’s classmate Tom starts to shoot people in the school. Thriller. Germany

The Film At The End Of The World (Fimal De La Capatul Lumii), Gheorghe Preda, 16 minutes, 12A
A man and a woman meet on a deserted beach. On the face of it nothing spectacular can happen, but behind the guise of the meeting is underlying drama. An ironic homage to Barton Fink, the hero of the Coen Brothers movie. Thriller. Romania

Foley Artist, Toni Bestard, 18 minutes, 15
A sound technician who specialises in Foley effects (recreation of sounds for a film) has an accident that forces him to stay at home for a few days. During that time the attractive new neighbour across the street becomes his new sound muse. Drama. Spain

Whale Valley (Hvalfjordur), Guemundur Arnar, 15 minutes, 15
The film depicts a familial love story, between two brothers who live in a remote Icelandic fjord and their parents. When the younger brother witness a life-or-death moment involving his brother, it sets in motion the possibility of either a great tragedy or a turning point to better times.
Relationship Drama. Spain

We Are Not Here To Be Leaving Dead
, Regine Boichat, 15 minutes, U
Clara, a seven and half year old girl passes the major part of her time giving courses in aerobics to an imaginary public, this activity helps her deal with the grime reality of her dying mother. Drama France

Tapis Rouge, Fred Baillif and Kantarama Gahigiri, 90 minutes, 12A
A Social worker uncovers the tortured lives of a group of kids from the suburbs of Lausanne. He will help them write a script and conduct them to fulfil their dream. A Road movie. Feature Film. Switzerland

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