Sobs, Sniffles and Smiles

27 Oct 5.15 pm

Myers Studio, Epsom Playhouse

What is it to be human? So little is known about the functioning of the brain, but these four short films each cast a light into one small part of the complexity that it is to be us:

The Tonic of the Sea

A mini-documentary showing the link between mental health and sea swimming. Katie swims off the rocks of Penzance, UK nearly everyday of the year. Swimming has helped her overcome some of the struggles that life all too often throws our way. The hope is that her story may help others who are faced with similar challenges.

Nominated for Best Documentary

The Tonic of the Sea

Like Glass

A young woman wakes in an abandoned wasteland, severely injured, with absolutely no recollection of how she got there. As she struggles to stay alive, strange events begin to unfold that lead her to confront a terrifying possibility.

Nominated for Best Surrey Film, Best Editing

Black Spirit

An old French archaeologist worn out by life but still adventurous is convinced that he is finally on the trail of the legendary African Samurai clan, the “Black Spirits”, in the Tunisian Sahara. Is his mystic journey just a dream or a way to escape a reality he doesn’t want to accept? (French, subtitled)

Nominated for Best Foreign Short, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Costume

**UK Premiere**

Suicide Hotline

Mr Jameson is having a Thursday like any other. That is, until arriving home from work to answer a cold call the likes of which you’ve never come across. And hopefully never will.  Mike is an employee of the Suicide Hotline, and he takes his job very seriously. Only the Suicide Hotline isn’t in the prevention game…

Nominated for Best British Short, Best Actor

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