International 1

Total: 86 mins 2 secs

A programme of international shorts that take us hitchhiking on tractors in Turkey, to meeting secret lovers on the shore of a Vietnamese river.  We see an arranged marriage in the cotton farms of Sudan, meet a Canadian family built on half measures, and watch two siblings who have a surreal farewell ritual in a Chinese restaurant. 

Thursday 7th October Available for 48 hrs from 8:00pm
Wednesday 29th September 3:20pm - Light Cinema Screen 2 Saturday 2nd October 6:00pm - Light Cinema Screen 1

The School Bus

Ramazan Kılıç
Turkey, 2019
14:01 mins
Nebahat, a teacher in her 20s, has just been appointed to a rural village school in Anatolia. She realizes that her students are struggling to arrive at school, hitchhiking tractors, using whatever means they can find.


Suzannah Mirghani
Sudan, 2020
20:00 mins
In a cotton-farming village in Sudan, 15-year-old Nafisa has a crush on Babiker, but her parents have arranged her marriage to Nadir, a young Sudanese businessman living abroad. Nafisa’s grandmother Al-Sit, the powerful village matriarch, has her own plans for Nafisa's future.

Fish like Us

Raphaela Schmid
Austria, 2020
16:58 mins
As part of an unusual farewell ritual, two siblings end up at a Chinese restaurant. Both feel guilty after the recent death of their mother and find it difficult to approach the subject.


Daniel Abramovici
Canada, 2020
11:59 mins
Steve lives both his past and present concurrently. As time is compressed and he flows through spirals of love and sexuality, Steve finds himself in a transition; stuck between a family life built on half measures, and a desire for a more authentic experience.

The Unseen River

Phạm Ngọc Lân
Viet Nam, 2020
23:04 mins
Stories told along the river: a woman reunites with her ex-lover at a hydroelectric plant; meanwhile, a young man travels downstream to a temple in search of a cure for his insomnia.