Kino Tales: Comedy Shorts (Cert 15)
FOUR (Greater Manchester Premiere)
Dir: Jennifer Sheridan, Wri: Tuppence Middleton, John Hopkins, Prod: Isabella Macpherson, Gala Gordon, Patrick Bailey
UK, 2019n 19 min 30 sec, Cert 15 (FFF Rating)
A Dowager prepares for her birthday party. A Hitman has checked in across the hall...and he’s watching someone.
MEET THE AUTHOR (European Premiere)
Dir / Wri / Cast: Steve Blackwood, Wri: David Susman, Prod: Pau Taft
USA, 2018, 19 min 20 sec, Cert 15
Marvin loves to write, it's what gives his life meaning. And while selling a few copies of his new book wouldn't hurt, he's just happy to meet his 'adoring' fans. Then he encounters Jennifer.
We've sex and commerce, lavatory humour and hotel room farce, a competitive game player and a hypocritical censor, an author meeting his audience and a megalomaniac's minion questioning his job security, in a selection of films aimed squarely at the funny bone.
IF (Greater Manchester Premiere)
Dir / Wri: Steve Moss, Prod: Joanne Bierton, Rami Pantoja
UK, 2018, 6 min 51 sec, Cert 15
Frank tries to replicate the lost intimacy of his marriage with Cindy, a synthetic pleasure unit. But she has other ideas.
HANDARBEIT - COVER UP
Dir / Wri / Prod: Marie-Amélie Steul, Prod: Patricia Mestanza Niemi
Germany, 2019, 13 min 32 sec, 12A (F Rating)
The life of Ibrahim, a short tempered conservative Arabic censor, is turned upside down when his colleague Waleed discovers a compromising photo that could ruin his reputation.
TRIVIAL (Greater Manchester Premiere)
Dir / Wri: Fran Menchón, Sandra Reina / Prod: Fitzcarraldo Films, SL
Spain, 2018, 14 min, Cert 12A
The game is not the only thing in play, and Macarena hates to lose.
GROSSMACHEN-DOING BIG JOBS
Dir / Wri / Prod: Johannes Huth, Wri / Prod: Philipp Lind, Jasmin Shahali, Prod: Matthias Renger,
Germany, 2019, 13 min 43 sec, Cert 15
Love, jealousy, toilet etiquette and a sprinkling of cocaine.
HENCHMAN (Greater Manchester Premiere)
Dir / Wri: Mike Roe, Prod: Joanna Woods, Tyler Jay
USA, 2019, 12 min 15 sec, Cert 15
Terry has never considered the tradeoffs that come with protecting an evil genius. Until today.
95 min 28 sec.