Land Tides
Land Tides
Peacock
Peacock
The Exquisite Corpus
The Exquisite Corpus

Screened as part of NZIFF 2016

Love-Sick Shorts 

Five unconventional shorts from around the world deliver twisted tales of teenage heartbreak, relationship doom, queer romance, online commodification and a feverish found-footage dream of sex and death.

93 minutes
violence, sexual violence, sex scenes, offensive language, nudity and content that may disturb

Love hurts in this collection of offbeat and innovative international shorts from around the globe.

Land Tides 2015

Chile / France In Spanish with English subtitles
13 minutes

Stunningly shot in the southern Chilean archipelago of Chiloe, this short follows a teenager holidaying with friends. Heartbroken from a recent breakup, she finds peace and contentment from an unlikely source.

Her Friend Adam 2016

Director

Canada In English
17 minutes

The cringe-factor is cranked off the charts as a boyfriend’s jealous impulse triggers a spectacular romantic apocalypse. Actress Grace Glowicki picked up a Special Jury Prize at Sundance 2016 for her fearless performance.

Peacock 2015

Director

Czech Republic In Czech and German with English subtitles
27 minutes

This twisted queer romance set in picturesque 19th-century Bohemia tells the (almost?) true story of one of the most influential Czech playwrights. Winner of Best Director Special Jury Prize for short films at Sundance 2016.

Rate Me 2015

Director

UK In English
17 minutes

This portrait of a teenage escort known as ‘Coco’, filtered through the minefield that is the dreaded internet comments section, provides a wry observation on the commodification of identity in the social media age. Winner of best short film awards at both Directors’ Fortnight and Toronto 2015.

The Exquisite Corpus 2015

Austria In English
19 minutes

A found footage extravaganza, named for the old Surrealist parlour game. Cine-magician Peter Tscherkassky expertly melds an overlapping collage of 60s and 70s erotica into a single feverish, ecstatic dream of sex and death. Winner of Special Mention at Directors’ Fortnight 2015.