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THE FLIGHT OR FIGHT RESPONSE [Short Films Programme]

THE FLIGHT OR FIGHT RESPONSE [Short Films Programme]

  • Directed by Various
  • Starring Various
  • BFI London Film Festival 2022
  • 2022 | 108mins | Various | (15)

Tickets Are Only Available via BFI London Film Festival Website.

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Being young can be so freeing, but as these stories show it’s often like being thrown in at the deep end – trying to figure out when to stand your ground and when to run.


FILMS IN THE PROGRAMME:


TRIA

In a dystopian Italian capital, where Roma families are limited to three children, a trio of sisters await the birth of a brother and the decision that will see one of them killed.

Director-Screenwriter: Giulia Grandinetti

Italy - 2022 - 17min

Greek, Italian with English Subtitles


BIRDS

Fleeting and free, the lives of Austin teenagers comprise joyous moments during a Texas summer.

Director-Screenwriter: Katherine Propper

USA - 2021 - 13min


GROOM

A young and withdrawn girl, on her trial shift in the intoxicating world of a hyper-sexualised beauty salon, finds herself in the thrall of her beguiling boss.

Director-Screenwriter: Leyla Coll-O’Reilly

UK - 2021 - 16min


BACK TO SCHOOL

Sonny, a 13-year-old with autism, reflects on what it felt like to be in and out of school during the lockdowns.

Director: Tyro Heath

UK - 2022 - 5min


THE DEPENDENT VARIABLES

On a school trip, Pietro and Tommaso dare each other into an embrace, but when it stops being a game and teenage awkwardness takes hold neither is sure what to do next.

Director: Lorenzo Tardella

Italy - 2022 - 5min

Italian Language with English subtitles


YUNG MICHAL

On Instagram, Michal is a cool, aspiring rapper, inching closer to stardom. In reality, he works in a fast-food chain and dreams that his big break is just one ‘like’ away.

Director: Štepán FOK Vodrážka

Czechia - 2022 - 17min

Czech Language with English subtitles


MY YEAR OF DICKS

It’s 1991 and Pam hopes to lose her virginity with her ultimate paramour. Unfortunately, her fantasies don’t quite match up with the goths, skaters and straight-edge poseurs she meets.

Director: Sara Gunnarsdóttir

USA, Iceland - 2022 - 25min