New Arrivals 2

Total: 90 mins 52 secs

In this meditative postgraduate block we see student filmmakers face life’s biggest questions head-on. The aftermath of China’s one-child policy leaves one girl feeling dehumanised, whilst an invalid residence permit sparks a struggle between duty and humanity. An ageing couple embrace the natural end of life, whilst a council worker will do anything but.  

Monday 16th October Available for 48 hrs from 6:00pm
Thursday 5th October 6:10pm - Light Cinema Screen 2

A Roadside Banquet

Peiqi Peng
China, 2022
16:03 mins
One day in 2016 China, after the abolishment of the One Child Policy, 11-year-old Mai attends her baby brother’s first birthday party and learns a crushing truth: her parents never really wanted a girl. What's worse - she starts turning into a feather duster.

American Film Institute C...


Joao Salgado
United Kingdom, 2022
18:50 mins
In a desolate parking lot bordering the ocean, three young surfers take off one suit and put on another as they go through the rituals of growing up. In this no man’s land, we have the ghost of history, of women, of intimacy and the alpha male.

London Film School

Revelation of John

Andrej Kolencik
Slovakia, 2022
11:16 mins
To live one’s last days in peace and fulfilment in the company of a loved one. A couple who reject the consumer world, medicine, and eternal rushing of day to day life, paying homage to peaceful old age with a touch of spirituality and intimacy.

Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislav...

Bona Vacantia

Shezah Salam
United Kingdom, 2022
18:03 mins
Council worker Nadia Basheer investigates the homes of Liverpool's recently deceased while battling her own severe death paranoia.

London Film School

Invisible Border

Mark Siegfried Gerstorfer
Austria, 2022
26:40 mins
A deportation in Vienna in the middle of the night. Police officer Nancy and her colleague Albert have the task of evicting a family. Together with a police unit, they ambush an Albanian family without a valid residence permit. The situation escalates and the events of the night leave everyone invol...