Heartstrings

Romantic love breeds rich and complex emotions, perfect subject matter for short film makers to mine. This compilation of tiny but powerful stories, touching on love in many forms, will tug your heartstrings. There’s young love, unrequited love, searching for love, heartbreak, love making, and the kind of love that lasts a lifetime.

Estimated total run time: 96 minutes.
Rated M for offensive language, sexual references and nudity.

Big Bird

Rom-com, 10 mins, Ireland (NZ premiere)

Dir: Jan Boon

Writ: Derek O’Connor

Prod: Declan Lynch

Two underdogs are looking for love and they might just have found it.


Topsy and Dave

Documentary, 9 mins, NZ

Dir: Kirsty Griffin, Vivienne Kernick

Prod: Bella Pacific Media

Love, patience, understanding and support are the cornerstone of any successful marriage. That’s never more obvious than in this documentary where we meet Topsy and Dave, residents of ‘The Supported Life Style Hauraki Trust’ who are preparing for their big day.


Nkosi Coiffure


Drama, 14 mins, Belgium (NZ premiere)

Dir/Writ: Frederike Migom

Prod: Jules Debrock

During a fight with her boyfriend on the street in Brussels’ Congolese neighbourhood, Eva escapes into a hair salon. The African women in the salon initially support her, seeing a woman in distress. But when they find out what the fight is about, opinions differ.


Eight Years Later


Drama, 15 mins, NZ (world premiere)

Dir/Writ/Prod: Andrew R. Blackman

Eight years after Marc rejected the birth of his daughter resulting from a one-night stand, he still hasn’t found what he’s looking for in a relationship. A dramatisation of anecdotes by the real-life Marc.


Love on the Top

Drama, 18 mins, Slovenia (NZ premiere)

Dir/Writ: Jan Cvitkovič

Prod: Miha Černec

A vivacious 80-year-old couple have been together for what has virtually been their whole life. They live in a modest little house with an idyllic old-fashioned rural atmosphere. Or do they?


LarzRanda – Lifeguard


Music video, 4 mins, NZ

Dir: THUNDERLIPS

Prod: Anna Duckworth, Tammy Brenstrum

A lifeguard at a country club for teens executes a daring plan to win the heart of a patron he admires in this energetic and fun music video.


Victor XX


Drama, 20 mins, Spain (NZ premiere)

Dir/Writ: Ian Garrido

A young woman is experimenting with her gender by picking up a woman as a man, while her girlfriend waits at home.


Mixteip – The Greatest Tape Ever Told


Music, 7 mins, Finland (NZ premiere)

Dir: Teemu Åke

Writ: Susanna Åke

Prod: Meri-Ellen Pystynen

Nothing stimulates memories like music. This is a story of heartbreak and nostalgia told through the eyes of a cassette tape trying to reunite two ex-lovers.


Screenings

Auckland CBD – Academy Cinemas

Tue 4 Oct

6:30pm
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Thu 6 Oct

6:30pm
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Sat 8 Oct

6:30pm
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Sun 9 Oct

2:00pm
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Mon 10 Oct

4:30pm
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Christchurch – Alice Cinematheque

Sun 30 Oct

8:30pm
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Stewart Island – Bunkhouse Theatre

Wed 30 Nov

7:30pm

Wellington CBD – Embassy Theatre

Sun 16 Oct

4:00pm
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Wed 19 Oct

6:30pm
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Sat 22 Oct

8:30pm
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Mon 24 Oct

4:00pm
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