Screening: Shorts at the Frontline Club
Join us for an evening of short documentaries, from different parts of the world, covering a wide range of topics. Shorts at the Frontline Club showcases moving, striking and funny films, exploring the different faces of documentary.
This is the selection for this edition:
Vladimir Putin in Deep Concentration
Vladimir Putin is one of the most powerful men in the world. This film explores his implacably blank face, the way he walks and his his ambitions while wondering who goes behind this facade.
Directed by Dana O’Keefe & Sasha Kliment
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Recently declassified White House tapes show President Johnson struggling with daily issues in the Oval Office, including troublesome telephone operators and limited dessert options.
Directed by Scott Calonico;
Francis is preparing to defend the two titles he won in a best hairdresser competition held yearly by Scottish prisoners. Cutting Loose reveals the dreams and desires of the most dangerous inmates and the unexpectedly human side of prison.
Directed by Finlay Pretsell, Adrian McDowall
Ink Ribbon Fingerprints
Ink Ribbon Fingerprints is an animation film that tells the entire story of the typewriter from its invention up to the close down of the last factory producing typewriters in 2011. “The typewriter – a child of war and peace, munitions industry and poetry, metallurgical plants and pacifist aspirations that was invented by men, but became a weapon of women’s emancipation.”
Director: Pavel Braila
The Only Flower
In China, more than in any other country, artificial flowers replace real flowers. Botanist Steven Hemsley devotes his time to examining all types and variations as if he was discovering new species.
Directed by César Pérez