Shorts Program 1 • CIFF 2022

Shorts Program 1 - CIFF 2022

Saturday, March 5 • 1:15 PM

Total runtime: approx. 77 min

To help her mother regain her joie de vivre after having breast cancer, 14-year-old Aisling sets her up on what she believes will be the "perfect date." But things take an unexpected turn when the date turns up with his teenage son in tow.
Credits: DIR Deborah Grimes. Ireland, 2020, color, 15 min. NOT RATED

RAT (2021)
Trapped in the house by her agoraphobia, Carol endures a toxic and suffocating marriage. But when a rat invades her home, she is forced to face her situation and deal with the vermin herself. A dark comedy about fighting back.
Credits: DIR Sarah Gordon. Northern Ireland, 2021, color, 17 min. NOT RATED

BOG PORTRAITS follows Seán Ó Flaithearta, a visual artist from Ireland's Arann Islands, as he creates "Portráidí Criathraigh," a landscape installation in a bog in Ros Muc, an Irish-speaking community in the Connemara Gaeltacht on Ireland's Atlantic coast. Over the space of a year, Ó Flaithearta and curator Ríonach Ní Néill work with local residents to choose the two people commemorated in the artwork.
Credits: DIR Ríonach Ní Néill, Joe Lee. Ireland, 2021, color, 13 min. In Irish with English subtitles. NOT RATED

There was once an invisible optician, trapped in a strange and lonely world. Her story starts with a broken lens and the woman who taught her to see things differently.
Credits: DIR Katie McNeice. Ireland, 2019, color, 17 min. NOT RATED

ENERGY (2021)
Co-written and co-directed by Irish-Zambian rapper Denise Chaila and Irish photographer B+ (aka Brian Cross), ENERGY eulogizes local spaces around the filmmakers' hometown of Limerick — including Ardnacrusha Power Station, Mount Trenchard House and the People's Park — montaging archival and contemporary footage to form visual couplets marrying diasporic histories, racial discrimination and political ideologies, magic and music.
Credits: DIR Denise Chaila, B+ (aka Brian Cross). Ireland, 2021, color/b&w, 15 min. NOT RATED

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