On February 12, 1993, a security camera in a shopping centre in Bootle, Merseyside, captured the moment 10-year-olds Robert Thompson and Jon Venables abducted two-year-old James Bulger when his mother, Denise, had taken his eyes off him momentarily. Played by Leon Hughes (Thompson) and Ely Solan (Venables) in short film Detainment, the pair are seen […]

If something seems to be too good to be true, it usually is. Even if you want to believe otherwise; even if you are starving for a proper opportunity to show itself so you can finally, finally make a breakthrough in your opportunity-deprived life. This is a hard lesson that gets served to a young […]

Marguerite unearths the growing friendship between an aging woman who refuses to go into a care home, Marguerite (Béatrice Picard), and her nurse, Rachel (Sandrine Bisson). Running at 19 minutes long, it’s a short film that unfolds itself as a delicate and light-handed look at emotional vulnerability. Marianne Farley’s second directorial project sets its eyes […]

The significance of being a mother is practically endless. A mother is a selfless, protective and loving human: to those women who are mothers, it might be the hardest yet the most rewarding job of all. Motherhood also comes with fear and anxiety when it comes to a child’s safety, and one can only pray […]

In the middle of nowhere, on a grass patch among scattered bushes, a group of younger men is playing a game of football. It looks innocent at first, with basically no audible dialogue. But there is a growing sense of desperation and aggression involved in the game, up until the moment when one of the […]

Somewhere in the USA, the police comes into “a drop house” – a hideaway where illegal immigrants are being kept by traffickers before transporting them deeper into the country – and what they witness is a plastic rubbish bag, filled with human waste. In it, there is a man who is barely alive, and next […]

There is a high possibility that in a little under a week, the first Hungarian short film in over fifty years will find itself on the list of the prestigious Academy Awards nominations –  Sing (also Mindenki), the  excellent 25-minute short about the competitive world of children’s choirs that is based on a true story […]