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.



It’s the height of lockdown, and Beth has asked her older sisters for a video call. She’s expecting a functional chat about how to split mum’s shopping bill, but the conversation takes a darker turn. A hyperrealistic family drama devised remotely through improvisation.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    14 minutes
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Director
    Tanya Ronder, Louis Norris, Hector Norris