ASFF 2020: 10 Dramas to See

These works form the largest part of our programme, reflecting the diversity of the human experience and all its varied emotions. View these films and connect to empathy, kindness, mercy, fear, sorrow, frustration and anger through the lens of mothers, daughters, brothers, lovers, friends and colleagues. The very relationships that craft our sense of reality are called into question.

May I Have This Seat? (SUBTITLED)
(dir.) Tabish Habib Pakistan, 2020, 10:16

A young and rebellious pregnant woman is travelling by bus to see her doctor when she gets into an altercation with a conservative father on the smoggy roads of Lahore, Pakistan.

(dir.) Ray Panthaki UK, 2020, 21:00

Under the influence of dangerous right-wing propaganda and a domineering father, a lonely school caretaker looks for connection, wherever he can find it. Let’s find out who Ernie is.

(dir.) Anne Cissé France, 2019, 16:40

J-BUCK, a passionate young Krump dancer with over-possessive parents, is in love with the sister of his big homie (the chief of the crew that J-Buck belongs to). He’s going to have to choose.

The Present (SUBTITLED)
(dir.) Farah Nabulsi  Palestine, State of, 2019, 24:16

On his wedding anniversary Yusef and his daughter, Yasmine, set out to the West Bank to buy a gift. Between the soldiers, roads and checkpoints, how easy is it really to go shopping?

Day One
(dir.) Mahmut Akay UK, 2019, 04:27

A man attempts to do his laundry – to clean his clothes and engage in an every day domestic act. Easy, right? Along the way, he comes across an unexpected obstacle. This is day one.

(dir.) Adam Palmer UK, 2020, 06:20

Two opposing gangs. Two individuals from either side of the dispute. In Judas, watch as they come together and share a moment during a seemingly innocent game of basketball.

(dir.) Robert Higgins Ireland, 2020, 14:00

Two young men in rural Ireland find themselves at a crossroads as one’s reckless behaviour pushes their friendship towards breaking point. How much can a relationship change overnight?

(dir.) Janet Marrett UK, 2019, 15:00

At 18, Kaila knows what she wants but finds herself struggling to stay motivated following a serious incident. Starring the hugely talented Jasmine Jobson from Netflix’s Top Boy.

Survivor’s Guilt
(dir.) Caleb Femi  UK, 2020, 07:41

A young recluse suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder encounters an unexpected and somewhat magical cure, alleviating his grief and setting his mind free.

Julietit (SUBTITLED)
(dirs.) Alejandro de Vega & Álvaro Moriano Spain, 2020, 14:56

Julia wants to be an actress, but there is something that prevents holds her back: fears, complexes, family. This is a tale about following your dreams and letting go of everything.

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