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RITUAL AND MAGICK [Short Films Programme]

RITUAL AND MAGICK [Short Films Programme]

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RITUAL AND MAGICK [Short Films Programme]

  • Directed by Various
  • Starring Various
  • BFI London Film Festival 2022
  • 2022 | 93mins | Various | (15)

Tickets Are Only Available via BFI London Film Festival Website.

BOOK HERE: https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/article/RitualandMagick


We experience a fever dream of Afro-futurism, a link between queer identity and ritual longing, and explore how dance and meditation connect us to our inner and outer beauty.


FILMS IN THE PROGRAMME:


FLOWERS

An Afro-futurist tale of love reclaimed through poetic storytelling to imagine how a Black fairytale would look.

Director-Screenwriter - Dumas Haddad

UK - 2022 - 8min


I HAVE LEGS, AND I MUST RUN

A major athlete has an injury and a talented new recruit raises the spectre of jealousy.

Director-Screenwriter - Yue Li

China - 2022 - 15min

Chinese Language with English Subtitles


IN LIGHT

The Universal White Brotherhood is a community whose philosophy lies in opening their hearts to the light and to channelling a supreme cosmic rhythm through dance.

Director - Alice Fassi

Bulgaria, France, Italy - 2022 - 8min

French Language with English Subtitles


NANT

A fight for queer identity and a sexual awakening guided by spirits in the mountains of Snowdonia.

Director-Screenwriter: Tom Chetwode-Barton

UK - 2022 - 17min

English, Welsh Language with English Subtitles


BIRD IN THE PENINSULA

Dancing children have their rituals interrupted by a young woman.

Director, Screenwriter: Atsushi Wada

France, Japan - 2022 - 16min


BUCKET IN THE FOREST

A young boy becomes obsessed by a mysterious bucket he finds in a forest.

Director, Screenwriter: Blaise Borrer

Australia - 2022 - 5min


FRONTIER

Natalia follows her mother’s wish and returns with her to her home in Luhansk, in the days before the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Director, Producer, Screenwriter: Tymofii Biniukov

Ukraine - 2022 - 15min

Ukrainian, Russian Language with English Subtitles


THE RITUAL OF BEAUTY

The meaning of beauty is experienced through three generations of Dominican women. We learn about their beauty ritual and a pain buried deep in the denial of their Blackness.

Directors: Maria Marrone, Shenny de Los Angeles

USA - 2020 - 14min

English, Spanish Language with English Subtitles