Trailers – Drama

Here’s all the trailers for the Drama section of our this year’s festival 2022.

 

The Unit

Policewoman mum and a newfound activist dad are struggling to arrange the school run during a day of protests.

Director – Hendrik Elstein

 

Sandfall

On New Year’s Eve, a reclusive young woman grapples with a dark secret she’s kept from her family.

Director – Adam Trad

Hello, Muscles

Summertime in Scotland.

11-year-old Victoria lives with her mum and Samson the dog, along with Trevor, her mum’s boyfriend. Victoria hates Trevor. He’s a brute who calls her ‘Twiglet’ and locks Samson in a cage. But when she catches him stealing from her mum’s purse, Victoria realises enough is enough, she needs to get tough and get rid of Trevor once and for all.

But on her quest to build muscles, Victoria uncovers a different kind of strength, and reveals what it really means to be strong.

Director – Marnie Baxter

Junior Messenger

At the height of the pandemic, a junior doctor steps outside during her night shift to deliver news.

Director – Azeem Bhati

 

Trumpets in the Sky

Boushra, one of the Syrian potato-picking girls in Lebanon, returns from a long day of work in the field only to learn that today her childhood will come to an end.

Director – Rakan Mayasi

August Sky

As the Amazon burns for the seventeenth day, a nurse in Sao Paulo finds herself drawn to a neo-Pentecostal church.

Director – Jasmin Tenucci

Same Old

One bad night for a New York City delivery driver.

Director – Azeem Bhati

Censor of Dreams

Every night, The Censor and his team moderate Yoko’s dreams. Tonight nothing happens as planned.

Director – Rakan Mayasi

Wildcat

Mary Todd Lincoln, who is committed to an insane asylum by her last living relative, tries to prove her sanity with the help of a medium and her dead son.

Based on true events.

Director – Cat Dale

Back into Your Arms

At the end of the night, a phone call from a girl about her father’s decision shocks mother. Now, she must take the most important decision about her daughter’s life.

Director – Behrad Sahebgharani

Speak In a Whisper

In the middle of what would have otherwise been a banal evening, everything Céleste has been trying to hide comes to light.

Director – Chongyan Liu

A Wilted Leaf

A young woman, in the prime of her life, is surprised by a terminal disease.

Director – Darwin Reina

Road Trip

A mother and daughter go on their last ever road trip together.

Director – Natalie A. Evans

Daughter

A female led drama following a mixed race adoptee, Amee, searching for her birth parents and her identity.

Amee turns up at her birth mother’s door, the woman she’s been thinking of all her life. A white woman called Miriam lets her in but after an awkward reunion, frustrated Amee doesn’t have what she was looking for. When teenage mum Belle turns up, Amee is pushed aside, Belle knows nothing about Amee’s existence and Miriam tries to keep the sisters apart. Amee’s bruised by this deceit and leaves. But Amee hears Belle arguing with her mum as she storms off with her baby. Amee follows her to the park. Belle’s decision about the future of her baby, forces Amee to confront her own adoption.

Director – Athena Mandis

Cracked

A little girl lives in a village with her mother where water sources are dwindling by day. Drought affects her imagination, even her doodles and drawings. Not only people but the nature struggles with the unrelenting aridness. This little girl though, never loses hope. She tries to do as best she can, sacrificing from herself for her beloved nature.

Director – Mahmut Tas

The Lady Edison

In 1870, Margaret Knight launched a patent dispute that would be the first of its kind. She is forced to prove in court that she the designer, is the rightful owner of the patent of the machine that puts bottoms on paper bags; not Charles Annan, the man who has already built it

Director – Jaye Davidson

Ein Wunsch nach Weihnacht

A woman with a mental illness finds herself home alone on Christmas eve. Her relationship has just ended and she’s desperately looking for something to hold on to. Despite her willingness, her demons get the best of her. Her cry for help seems silent to others.

Director – Stijn Koomen

Khadiga

Khadiga, young 16-year-old mother lives alone with her baby after her husband left for work in a remote city; on an ordinary day she makes her way through the hustle of Cairo streets to do some visits where she feels uncomfortable with the surroundings.

Director – Morad Mostafa

Brother

Brother (2021) is a short film (drama, fiction) about the impact of psychosis on a family. Brothers Ivo (16) and Tom (18) are very close. One day Ivo notices that Tom is showing unusual behaviour. His big brother Ivo who he has always looked up to is about to lose his mental sanity. When Tom’s behaviour is becoming increasingly alarming, Ivo faces a difficult decision. Will he ever get his brother back?

Director – Lisanne Sweere

All that Glitters

A desperate teenager snatches a rich woman’s handbag but in a bizarre twist of fate discovers her life is not as rosy as it seems and that they have more in common than he realises.

Director – Dan Bronzite