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

Time

(Friday) 3:30 pm

Location

Moviemento Kino

Kottbusser Damm 22, 10967 Berlin

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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