If you’re free from 6.30pm this evening (Sunday 31st July) you might drop in on this year’s GAZE Irish Shorts selection, at the Light House Cinema, Dublin. The Irish Collection (76 minutes total) touches on an array of thematic content, such as the youthful naivety of a first crush (Little Dolls), how an Irish traveller deals with his son’s femininity (Breathe) and domestic violence with changing emotions between best friends (The Betrayal).
A synopsis of each of the shorts is below, with times ranging from 5 minutes to 26 minutes:
Breathe is the story of a hardy Irish Traveller who becomes increasingly concerned with his nine-year-old son’s femininity and sets about toughening him up.
In Little Doll, two girls face the confusion and uncertainty of developing a same-sex first crush.
Snowfall is a story of fleeting love, mixed emotions and the social interactions of an anxious young man who has a moving experience at a friend’s house party.
In Between Us, a son and his traditional Irish father struggle to find common ground after the son starts questioning his gender identity in rural Ireland.
More than God is a screwball comedy that deals with family, obligation and the rigidity of religion.
In The Betrayal, a woman in a violent marriage begins to question her burgeoning feelings for her best friend.
Daithí Ó Cinnéide
More than God
Kamila Dydyna and Natasha Waugh
The full schedule of all films for today and tomorrow is below:
|Sunday 31st July||Time||Screen||Subtitles||Run Time|
|Queerment Québec Shorts||2:30pm||1||62 mins|
|GAZE on the Fringe – Shorts + Panel||2:30pm||2||90 mins|
|Real Boy||4:30pm||1||72 mins|
|Secret Screening||4:30pm||2||66 mins|
|Irish Shorts Programme||6:30pm||1||76 mins|
|Closet Monster||6:30pm||2||90 mins|
|Upstairs Inferno||6:30pm||1||96 mins|
|Southwest of Salem||8:30pm||2||91 mins|
|Monday 1st August||Time||Screen||Subtitles||Run Time|
|Trans Shorts||1:30pm||1||78 mins|
|Film Qlub: Young Man With a Horn||1:30pm||2||112 mins|
|Women’s Shorts||3:30pm||1||66 mins|
|How to Win at Checkers||5:30pm||2||Subtitled||80 mins|
|Closing Film||8:00pm||1||127 mins|
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