september, 2019

201927sep3:30 pmKiwi Shorts - Take 1Diverse directors | NZ | 2018-2019 | 79 min | English, Samoan w. English subtitles | Diverse Premieres3:30 pm Country:New ZealandGenre:Comedy,DramaPremiere Status:Berlin,European,German,World

Film Info

In the first round of New Zealand short films at Down Under Berlin 2019, meet people at the crossroads of life: a lonely refugee in rural New Zealand (Run Rabbit), a young mother suffering from the pain of rejection (Falling Up), an anxious man searching for love (Confessions of a Highly Emotional Bag Man), a middle-aged woman on a rocky date (Charmer), an old couple facing a tragic decision (The Pact) and a school misfit with severe OCD – and unknown talents (My Friend Michael Jones).

Tickets


Run Rabbit

Robyn Paterson | NZ | 2018 | 19 min | Drama | English | German Premiere 

Having lost almost everything he has known, a young refugee must pave a future in a provincial New Zealand town.

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Falling Up

Chelsie Preston Crayford | NZ | 2018 | 13 min | Drama | English | European Premiere

Suffering the relentless pain of rejection, a young mother finds power in letting go.

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Confessions of a Highly Emotional Bag Man

Allan George | NZ | 2019 | 7 min | Comedy | English | World Premiere

In a world where people literally carry around their emotional baggage, Peter, a highly-anxious heartbroken man, must learn to let go of his own, or be weighed down forever.

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Charmer

Judah Finnigan | NZ | 2018 | 12 min | Drama, Comedy | English | European Premiere

A single woman in her fifties has a rocky first date with a disagreeable bachelor.

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The Pact

Natalie Medlock | NZ | 2018 | 13 min | Drama | English | Berlin Premiere

Faced with a terminal diagnosis, an elderly couple makes a suicide pact – but this decision is put to a terrible test.

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My Friend Michael Jones

Ian Leaupepe, Samson Rambo | NZ | 2018 | 15 min | Drama | English, Samoan w. English subtitles | German Premiere

A high school misfit with severe OCD forms an unlikely bond with a popular classmate through a shared passion for music and dance.

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