Oxford International Film Festival

For Grace and the Short films Juliet Remembered, Rum and Little Party Queen

7:15pm on Sunday the 7th of May at the Phoenix Picturehouse

For Grace

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DIRECTED BY SEBASTIAN ARMESTO

Starring – Jacob Casselden and Sophie Roberts.

79 mins  Documentary/ Mocumentary

Ben was adopted. All his life, he's avoided tracing his roots. Now he's a father himself, to a baby girl. And he's going to find his biological parents for her. Ben travels the length of a country to find a truer meaning of his life in a journey told in a documentary styled narrative. 

Go see if you liked THE OFFICE and or CATFISH

Juliet Remembered

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DIRECTED BY TAMZIN MERCHANT

19 mins UK SHORT Drama

Starring - Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter, Ripper Street), Maggie Steed (Florence Foster Jenkins), Rakhee Thakrar (Eastenders) and James Smith (The Thick of it).

A former actress who has moved into a carehome after the death of her husband struggles to remember day-to-day things and can't even recognize her son, but can remember every word of her most famous role: Shakespeare’s Juliet.

Rum

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DIRECTED BY RUSSELL HAIGH

4 mins UK SHORT - Animation

Somewhere on a distant ocean, two pirates, Redbeard and Bluebeard, share a bottle of rum, as well as the spoils from their latest haul of booty. A cheerful truce exists between the two men as they divide all the plunder exactly in half… that is until the cabin boy lifts the lid on an unusually long casket.

 

Little Party Queen

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DIRECTED BY ETIENNE FU-LE SAULNIER

3 mins MUSIC VIDEO

In a world of glitter and skin-tight Lycra, will Travis regain his honour during this final and reckless Chinese Finger Wrestling duel against Hogan, his sworn enemy?

Forwards Ever Backwards Never

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Directed by Johny Morgue

3 mins UK Short

Forwards Ever, Backwards Never follows one mans quest to spiritually re-connect with his recently deceased wife. Dom is in his late 70’s. After 45 years living with Irene as his ‘soul mate’ he is now forced to adjust to life on his own. The short follows Dom’s quest to learn to swim so he can scatter Irene’s ashes in the sea where she belongs.