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Alexandre Dostie, Mutants, 2016

BFI London Film Festival: Dare Shorts - Teen Creeps

6 Oct 2016

BFI Film Festival: 245 features. 74 countries. 15 cinemas. 12 days. One Festival.

A selection of films that show how coming of age can be a scary experience.

Programme Notes

  • Mutants, dir. Alexandre Dostie

    One hot summer, life literally throws a curveball at Keven. Guided by his paraplegic baseball coach, he discovers pain, sex and love.

    Mutants, Dir Alexandre Dostie, Canada 2016, 17 mins

  • (Self)Exhibitions [(Auto)Exposiciones], dir. Florencia Aliberti

    A found footage short made with YouTube home movies that highlights the blurred line between private and public.

    Contains scenes of a graphic nature

    (Self)Exhibitions [(Auto)Exposiciones], dir. Florencia Aliberti, Spain-Argentina 2015, 15 mins

  • Play Dead [Fais le Mort], dir. William Laboury

    Tom is 16 years old. He’s is bullied by Evan, who manufactures artisanal weapons. Having survived the spudgun, Tom avoids passing Evan’s place.

    Contains scenes of a graphic nature

    Play Dead [Fais le Mort], dir. William Laboury, France 2015, 9 mins

  • Mother [Madre], dir. Simón Mesa Soto

    16-year-old Andrea leaves her neighbourhood to attend a casting call for a porn movie.

     Mother [Madre], dir Simón Mesa Soto, Sweden 2016, 14 mins

  • Nelson, dir. Juliette Klinke and Thomas Xhignesse

    In search of new experiences, two young friends decide to go to the local brothel.

    Nelson, dir. Juliette Klinke and Thomas Xhignesse, Belgium 2015, 12 mins

  • Get the Life, dir. Ozzy Villazòn

    Alex, a transgender youth, has been struggling with a secret pregnancy.

    Get the Life, dir. Ozzy Villazòn, USA 2016, 12 mins

  • The Send-Off, dir. Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan

    Emboldened by a giant block party on the evening of their high school prom, a group of students enter the night with hope for the future.

    The Send-Off, dir. Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan, USA 2016, 12 mins

  • Crystal Lake, dir. Jennifer Reeder

    A group of young girls take over a skate park. There, on the reclaimed ramp and with no boys around, they thrive.

    Crystal Lake, dir. Jennifer Reeder, USA 2016, 20 mins

Total running time: 111 mins, cert. 15

(Notes, Philip Ilson)

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