London Short Film Festival 2021

UK COMPETITION: Close Quarters (International)

Expired January 22, 2021 7:00 PM
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Compulsions, crushes and cravings come to a head in these portraits of social dysfunction and bad company kept.

From unsuccessful stand up to family interventions over Zoom, to the destructive dynamic between Tanoa Sasraku’s Pierrot and their whitefaced tormentor, these short works profile the clashes and near-misses of our lives overlapping with others.

With new scripted work and a lead performance from Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Black Panther), a comedic turn from Derry Girl’s Siobhán McSweeney and high drama from Hermione Norris (Spooks).

Programmed by Philip Ilson. 74'

This programme contains gore and violence.

Please note, the film TWO SINGLE BEDS is only available to watch for UK audiences at the request of the filmmakers.

Subtitles are provided with thanks to our partnership with Subly.



Pierrot Mulatto must catch a giant sycamore seed that spins down every day from the arms of Harlequin Jack, a crazed black man in whiteface driven mad by his own quest for British acceptance. Jack toys with Pierrot throughout the story, performing a satirical essence of white British sensibility whilst referencing early minstrel troupes’ caricatures of the post-slavery, black populace.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    14 minutes
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Director
    Tanoa Sasraku