Love & Chaos
The short films collected here reflect our deep desire for human connection. Sometimes this comes at a heavy cost, and sometimes things simply go awry. Whatever the outcome, we delve deeply as we join with others and seek to touch another’s heart. The stories here include cautionary tales of Stockholm Syndrome, K-Pop love dreams, betrayal and longing. These characters are all searching for love, whether they know it or not.
Total length: 95 min
Rating: M Violence, offensive language, drug references & sexual references.
Comedy, 13 mins, Norway
Dir: Jon Vatne
On a windswept cliff Birgit fights a battle against wind turbines and against the policeman Trond who has come to remove her. With knitting, chocolate cake and a will of steel, she challenges the policeman to an unexpected duel.
عاشق و دریا (Lover and the Sea)
Drama, 8 mins, Islamic Republic of Iran
Dir/Writ/Prod: Ali Moazen
A married woman betrayed her husband with a man who suffers sexual dysfunction. The two meet near a stark seaside location for a brief but telling exchange that will alter both their lives forever.
Heart To Heart
Thriller, 14 mins, New Zealand
Dir/Writ/Prod: Lauren Porteous
A prisoner's only chance of escape is to become BFFs with the unpredictable woman holding her hostage.
Drama, 12 mins, New Zealand
Dir/Writ: Nahyeon Lee
With an unplanned pregnancy and a strained relationship with her mother, life is not the K-pop fantasy Yaejin dreams of.
Andy y las Demás (Andy and the Other Women)
Drama, 17 mins, Spain
Dir/Writ/Prod: Cintia Ballbé
Andy plans to visit her three open relationships on New Year’s Eve. She goes from one place to another to prove to herself that they are all just as important to her.
My Mother's Girlfriend
Drama, 15 mins, India
Dir/Writ/Prod: Arun Fulara
Renuka and Sadiya are two working-class women in love with each other. After a fun-filled day out for Renuka’s birthday, they head home to spend the night together. But unknown to them, Renuka's son, Mangesh, has uncovered their secret.
Love is a Hand Grenade
Drama, 13 mins, United Kingdom
Dir/Writ: Jessica Benhamou
Besties, Gabby and Alexis hook up after a messy night out, forcing them to question the nature of their relationship, sexuality and limits of love.
My Ex Boyfriend
Animation, 3 mins, Sweden
Dir/Writ/Prod: Cissi Efraimsson
A story of two lovers growing apart as one undergoes a strange transformation, forcing the couple to face a dilemma.