Short Documentaries for Valentine’s Day
This February, our monthly short film night will showcase a selection of documentary shorts exploring the themes of love, romance and longing. Featuring unforgettable stories from across the world and capturing love in extraordinary circumstances, this lineup will have something for everyone.
NOT FOR SALE
Director: Matthew C. Levy
2013 / 11 min / United States
Inside an antique shop where nothing is for sale, Anthony Pisano invites you to stop in, reflect on life, play jazz and satisfy your curiosity.
Directors: Leo Bruges and Marcin Knyziak
2014 / 13 min / United Kingdom
Agata is living the life of the modern, independent blind woman when she meets Matt. He is attentive and loving, and now he wants to introduce Agata to his American family 3,000 miles away. In the days leading up to the trip, Agata ponders on what it means to be in a relationship.
HOW I LIVE, AS YOU WANTED TO KNOW
Director: Christian Einshøj
2014 / 15 min / Denmark
The young filmmaker’s grandfather has lived alone since his wife died last year. But now he has met a new woman online. To persuade her to visit him, his grandson helps him shoot a small film about what the title promises: how he lives. The result is a warm, loving and understatedly witty ‘home video’. Every small detail is full of the stories of a lifetime.
Director: Chris Cascarano
2015 / 5 min / USA
This film explores the profound and gritty wisdom of our channel to the cosmos: the bodacious, blonde-haired astrologist ‘Angel Eyedealism’. Our cosmic sage is an East Village icon, counselling thousands of people on love and how to get it.
Director: Grzegorz Krawiec
2010 / 30 min / Poland
Tomek has just left prison after 7 years. On his release day he joyfully marries a fellow inmate, Agnieszka. While she awaits her trial from prison, Tomek begins a new start in life, reconnecting with his estranged mother and searching for a home for himself and his new wife. The couple work to sustain their romance while navigating the strict regulations separating prisoners from the public.
A KISS, DEFERRED
Animated by the Moth Collective
Directors: Daniel Chester, Dave Prosser, Ifor Ashton, Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits
2015 / 4 min / UK
A 12-year-old girl’s life is shattered by the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Years later, she receives an email from her childhood crush.
TRANSGENDER, AT WAR AND IN LOVE
Director: Fiona Dawson for the New York Times
2015 / 13 min / USA
This short documentary shares the challenges of a transgender military couple, who are banned from serving openly.