Whether it’s grieving the passing of a loved one, mourning the loss of a bygone era, or even the disappointment of getting old, these films tackle the subject with humour, perspective and a strong dose of unsentimental grit.
Iran | Golnaz Jamsheed | 9 min
Avo tells the story of an Iranian Armenian boy who experiences the notion of death when his grandfather dies. Being neglected by the grown ups that surround him at the funeral, he finds a way to stay in touch with his grandfather from beyond the grave.
UK | Kate Herron | 16 min
A group of super-fans break into the house of a faded 90s pop star.
UK | Rob Savage | 3 min
A short film about the grieving process starring Paul McGann.
UK| Matthew Hopper | 19 min
A deaf boxer must decide whether to give up the sport he loves in favour of an operation that could allow him to hear for the first time.
UK | Charlotte Wolf | 13 min
A grieving single mother and a lonely teenage boy are brought together under unusual circumstances.
Eye for an Eye
Germany | Steve Bache | 4 min
Frederick Baer spent over a decade on death row in Indiana State Prison. He is still waiting for his death penalty to be executed.
UK | Layke Anderson | 12 min
A young man meets the worn voice of a fading city under the dim lights of a London sex shop.
My Brief Eternity: Ar Awyr Le
UK | Clare Sturges | 13 min
My Brief Eternity: Ar Awyr Le tells the poignant, moving story of well-known Welsh artist Osi Rhys Osmond and the creation of his last work of art, ‘Self Portrait’.
Tickets are available on the Genesis website here.