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Underwire Festival: Hysterical at Curzon Soho

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Time 18:45
Date 24/11/17
Price £7.5

From politicians to polar bears, this anarchic and colourful collection takes swipes at prejudices and stereotypes with a gleeful grin.

This selection of side-splitting shorts that take difficult subjects and turn them into laugh riots. Nothing is off limits in comedy. Don’t say you weren’t warned!

LA BELLE FOLIE - Nominated: Acting Award – Anna Koval
A desperate actress attempts to write, direct and star in her own French period drama, as part of an elaborate attempt to prove to her agent that she is a suitable candidate for a French-language film audition. The results are disastrous.

POLES APART - Nominated for: Animation Award – Paloma Baeza & Sound Design Award – Morgan Muse
In a harsh Arctic landscape, a hungry and solitary polar bear has to decide if a naïve Canadian grizzly bear is her food or her friend.

THE LAST PORTRAIT - Nominated for: Animation Award – Hina Fujimoto
Based on my own experience, working in a Japanese company that specialises in producing photographs of the deceased. The film captures the contemporary Japanese funeral ritual with a narrative element of having an evocative moment of recalling her own childhood memory.

FUNEMPLOYED - Nominated for: Production Design Award – Sophie Ansell
A masochistic teenage girl is saved from a life of scrounging and skiving after she develops an obsessive crush on David Cameron. Totally irreverent in tone, Funemployed exploits whimsical pop-video imagery to playfully present a dreamworld of jobseeking far removed from the grey reality of being young, broke and directionless.

BLACKBIRD - Nominated for: Acting Award – Daniela Pasquini
Ever jumped through hoops for what you thought was the perfect job? BLACKBIRD – A Playfully Absurd take on The Post-Grad Employment Crisis: Temping

GOOD GIRLS - Nominated for: Production Design Award – Caitlin Allen
Bonnie, Pinkman’s finest student and head girl takes us on a tour of her school as she tries to round up the school captains in time for the school photo.

RAMONA AND THE CHAIR - Nominated for: Composing Award – Marina Elderton
Ramona takes all her therapist’s advice as the word of God. But instead of enlightenment, she finds herself in a trinity of confusion with an empty chair.

MORDECHAI - Nominated for: Producing Award – Maria Caruana Galizia
Daniel, an ultra orthodox Jew, hasn’t seen his identical twin brother Mordechai in years; Mordechai’s ‘life choices’ were a bit too much for the family to handle. But today is the day of their father’s funeral… Mordechai is a funny and touching fable about family, faith and the roles we play.