Salon des Refuses
We like the sound of the Salon des Refusés, which only screens short films that have been rejected by other film festivals and describes itself as ‘a new experiment in film curation. The Salon celebrates the diversity of the short film format and offers an alternative space for its exhibition, as a challenge to the standard festival shorts programme.’
Salon des Refusés will have its launch on Sunday 21 November, 17:30, Shortwave Independent Cinema (Bermondsey, London).
Film Running Order
1. Second Cousins Once Removed dir. Eliza Hitman – USA – 10m30 – Fiction.
A tender and beautiful coming-of-age tale about two very different young girls, both teetering on the brink of puberty.
2. Moving America dir. Rob Munday – UK – 8m27 – Documentary
A lyrical road trip across America, with footage shot partly in **Super-8 and woven together by beat-style observations and reminiscences.
3. At Home With the Ants, dir. Jill Kennedy – New Zealand – 9m45 – Experimental Animation
An exploration of taxonomy and nomenclature, this innovative cut-out animation resembles a peepshow seen through a biological kaleidoscope.
4. A Grumpy Old Man, dir. Rachel Tracy – UK – 7m30 – Documentary
A sensitive and at times comic portrait of a self-confessed curmudgeon, who tells us about his life, his and his many clocks.
5. Vendetta, dir. Leo deHaan – UK – 14m59 – Fiction
A gripping story of lust, regret and vengeance set in London’s seedy back streets and seedier back rooms.
6. A Hundred and Forty Suns, dir. Jonathan Blair – UK – 3m50 – Experimental Animation
A psychedelic, experimental romp through light and sound, based on a poem by the Russian Futurist poet Vladimir Mayakovsky.
7. Marigolds, dir Stephanie Zari – UK – 16m28 – Fiction
A terse sexual thriller about a mother’s all-consuming love for her grown-up son.
8. Ho! Terrible Exteriors, dir. Lior Shamriz – Israel – 26m55 – Experimental Fiction
Lovers in the city and the countryside discover that their surroundings are not as innocent as they first appear in this surreal and funny, but ultimately horrifying tale.