SIFF Sussex Sunday Special

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The Plot

Come and join us as we celebrate short films from near and far in our themed Sussex Sunday Special events. Every third Sunday of the month, SIFF presents a programme of carefully curated shorts from last year’s semi-finalists, or some which didn’t quite fit the criteria for inclusion in the competition, but which stood out from the crowd.

This month’s theme is Comedy, and we’ll be showcasing the funniest films from the competition. Additionally, we’ll be hosting the premiere screening of our festival co-director’s short film ‘Gossip’!

Programme – 21st April 2.30pm

Mr. Mimoto
A British film by Govind Chandran. Under orders from their employer, Frankie and Darlene take Mr. Mimoto hostage. There’s only one problem: he claims he’s not Mr. Mimoto! Is he lying? Is this all just a ploy? Or have they mistaken him for someone else?
Buy The Elephant
A Russian film by Vyacheslav Popov. Mikhail gets a job as a sales manager. Instead of an interview, he is offered a test – if he can sell the elephant to the Sales Director, he’ll get the position. Can he win someone else’s game by someone else’s rules?
Coffee Place
A film from the Republic of Korea, by Soo-min Park. A triptych of films where unusual events happen in one small cafe.
A French film by Gaspard Mathevet & Emilien Fabrizio. A romantic meal that ends in disaster. A frenzied chase with four furious Mariachis. A corporate meeting escalates into a saloon fight. Here is the magnificent and hectic life of Mr. Périchon, or rather his dreams and his anxieties?!
The Barbershop
A British film by Monsieur Alam. Set in the colourful and larger than life world of Andrew the barber, The Barbershop explores through darkly humoured drama what it means to be a Londoner. We meet Andrew’s interesting and comical array of customers and visitors in a film that looks at friendship, community, love, fear, and diversity in the UK’s ever changing and dynamic multicultural capital.
Lady What Does
A Sussex film by Lisa Harmer and Sara Jordan. Lady What Does explores the strong bond between a woman and her cleaner who face a terrible mess. Will the cleaner help clear things up as usual or meet a sticky end?
A dark comedy that touches on vimmnoir (a cleaner’s nightmare)
Fatih the Conqueror
A French film by Onur Yagiz. This Saturday is a Turkish wedding day at Espace Venise (France). Huddled in a car in the parling lot, Fatih, 21, wants to get married. He has set his sights on Ipek, Recep’s sister. But neither Murat, his best friend, nor Recep, nor even Ipek are aware of this yet.
Robert The Sorcerer
A French film by Les Frères Michel. At the end of his rope, Robert enters a strange hotel. The whole world is against him, but an extraordinary experience opens his eyes.
A Sussex film by Emily Isaacs. A hairdresser struggles to keep her business afloat while dealing with kids, needy clients, and an intimidating landlord.

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