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Hey Sweet Pea • Golden Dragon • Mother of Fog

Sunday 10 March, 15:30

Run Time

88 mins
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Content Warnings

Loud noises Mental health issues Mild physical violence Suicide / self-harm

A shopping list, a wildfire, the urban sprawl and a modern-day pirate. Soft collisions of memory and dream abound across films that trace the sometimes imperceptible impressions that capitalism leaves on our everyday lives.

Hey Sweet Pea

Parental ageing and an existential wave collide in fun and surprising ways in the suburbs of LA. Dislocated B-roll, meandering voicemails, and readings from the 1984 children’s sci-fi movie The Neverending Story combine to situate our collective grief in the hazy mundanities of everyday life.

Director

Country

Year

2023

Premiere

Dialogue Language

English

Subtitle Language

Content Warning

Loud noises

Primary Contact

Alee Peoples

Golden Dragon

Neak Meas

Vicheka wakes up in hospital, adrift in a world of dreams and memories. With the help of a local nurse, he sets about piecing together the fragments of his past that have led him back to the city of his childhood. Boren Chhith’s delicate drama observes the interplay between personal trauma and national transformation, visualised through the shifting urban landscapes of contemporary Cambodia.

Director

Country

Year

2023

Premiere

Dialogue Language

Khmer

Subtitle Language

Content Warnings

Loud noises Mental health issues Mild physical violence Suicide / self-harm

Primary Contact

Daniel Mattes

Editor

Kavich Neang

Producer

Daniel Mattes Davy Chou

Executive producer

Rotha Moeng Lorette Garçon

Director of photography

Jeremiah Overman

Production designer

Bandiddh Prum

Sound design

Vincent Villa

Actor

Chinnaro Soem Madeza Chhem

Coproduction company

Anti-Archive

Mother of Fog

Um Al Dhabaab

Farah Al Qasimi’s genre defying work questions Western-centric historiographies of the Gulf by engaging the mythic figure of the pirate. Departing from a fictional retelling of the 1819 siege of Al Dhayah fort Qasimi constructs a multi-layered portrait of imperialism on the high seas from the perspectives of an ancient jinn, the ghost of an Al Qasimi pirate, a Jack Sparrow Impersonator and a Victorian naval officer.

Director

Country

Year

2023

Premiere

Dialogue Languages

Arabic English

Subtitle Language

Primary Contact

Farah Al Qasimi