5. Crossed Wires

Sometimes it pays to hold our assumptions lightly, lest we step off the ledge of misunderstanding, into the great unknown. These stories illustrate friendships put to the test, a dystopian medical misadventure, a hilarious depiction of design by committee and a fascinating tale of what actually happened in one NYC building that morning of 9/11 twenty years ago. Beware of your preconceptions, all is definitely not what it seems.

Total length: 95 minutes
Rating: TBC

Song for Serbia

World Premiere

Drama, 9 mins, New Zealand

Dir/Writ: Rouzie Hassanova
Prod: Francesca Carney

Two sisters decide to escape lockdown and are picked up by a couple of unlikely locals. Mistake, assumption and prejudice come to the fore after a sudden perceived threat.


Hysteria


Thriller, 7 mins, Finland

Dir: Anssi Määttä
Writ: Antti Tuominen
Prod: Juha-Matti Nieminen
Special message from the filmmaker(s)

Hannele is going out for a walk with her friend when suddenly a dense and lethal fog rises. Hannele manages to lock herself into her car, but her friend is stuck outside. Their friendship is pushed to the limit as self-preservation starts to kick in.


Frimas


Thriller, 20 mins, Canada

Dir/Writ: Marianne Farley
Prod: Charlotte Beaudoin-Poisson, Sophie Ricard-Harvey

In the near future, following the adoption of an anti-abortion law, a woman has no other choice but to end her pregnancy using an illegal abortion clinic.


Votamos (Time to Vote)


Drama, 14 mins, Spain

Dir/Writ: Santiago Requejo Lopez-Mateos
Prod: Tono Escudero
Special message from the filmmaker(s)

What begins as an ordinary board meeting in a traditional apartment building to vote on the renewal of the elevator, turns into an unexpected debate about the limits of pacific coexistence.


Shower Boys


Drama, 9 mins, Sweden

Dir/Writ: Christian Zetterberg
Writ: Albin Abrahamsson
Prod: Liselotte Persson

IAfter a heated training match with the team, twelve-year-old Viggo and Noel go home to challenge each other’s limits and masculinity. A sudden stop to an innocent game questions what a male friendship is allowed to be.


Strangers – Ha the Unclear

Music Video, 4 mins, New Zealand

Dir: Vision Thing
Prod: Jane Davis

Another mundane day at the office becomes unforgettable when an office worker gets stuck in a lift with a pregnant puppet.


Free Fall


Drama, 20 mins, France

Dir/Writ: Emmanuel Tenenbaum
Writ: Guillaume Fournier
Prod: Zangro

Tom is a young trader at a London bank but his recent results have put him in the hot seat. When the first plane hits the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11th, 2001, Tom risks his career and jumps into the biggest trade of his life.


A Hole


Comedy, 12 mins, New Zealand

Dir/Writ: James Solomon
Prod: Lissandra Leite

A skilled workman digs a perfect hole in a cracked earthen plain in an endless warehouse. A series of well-dressed people come and sit on comfortable couches offering contradictory opinions, and the job gradually unravels.


Screenings

Auckland Central – Rialto Cinemas Newmarket

Mon 11 Oct

5:30 PM
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Sat 16 Oct

8:15 PM
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Wed 20 Oct

6:00 PM
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Matakana – Matakana Cinemas

Wed 20 Oct

6:30 PM
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Christchurch – Alice

Sun 10 Oct

8:00 PM
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Wed 13 Oct

6:00 PM
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Picton – Endeavour Park

Sat 9 Oct

5:00 PM

Rewnick – Renwick Sports & Event Centre

Thu 14 Oct

7:00 PM

Wellington – Light House Cuba

Sat 9 Oct

8:00 PM
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Sun 17 Oct

3:30 PM
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Mon 18 Oct

6:00 PM
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Stewart Island – Bunkhouse Theatre

Sat 22 Jan

7:30 PM