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CAF 2024 SHORTS 1:

PEAS IN A POD

There’s nothing more important than the connections formed throughout our lives and the meals shared together. From our doting parents, romantic partners, old school mates, to the deep bonds we have with our pets; there’s no denying they make us who we are, feeding our inspiration and helping shape our perspective of the world around us.

 

Peas in a Pod is a program that highlights 11 distinct films featuring best friend adventures and school rivalries, the love pets have for their owners, to the complicated relationships some of us might have with our parents. By the end of the screenings, these films will have you calling your BFF and wanting to rush home to give your pets the biggest kiss and cuddle.

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Does dim byd pwysicach na’r cysylltiadau a ffurfiwyd drwy gydol ein bywydau a’r prydau a rennir gyda’n gilydd. O'n rhieni anwesol, partneriaid rhamantus, hen ffrindiau ysgol, i'r cysylltiadau dwfn sydd gennym gyda'n hanifeiliaid anwes; ni ellir gwadu eu bod nhw’n ein gwneud ni pwy ydyn ni, gan fwydo ein hysbrydoliaeth a helpu i lunio ein persbectif o’r byd o’n cwmpas.

 

Mae Ffrindiau Cytûn yn rhaglen sy'n tynnu sylw at 11 o ffilmiau gwahanol sy'n cynnwys anturiaethau ffrindiau gorau ac ymryson ysgol, cariad anifeiliaid anwes at eu perchnogion, i'r perthnasoedd cymhleth a allai fod gan rai ohonom gyda'n rhieni. Erbyn diwedd y dangosiadau, bydd y ffilmiau hyn yn gwneud i chi fod eisiau ffonio'ch BFF a rhuthro adref i roi'r gusan a'r cwtsh mwyaf i'ch anifeiliaid anwes.

77mins, adv15+

(S) - Student film

(W) - Welsh premiere

(UK) - UK premiere

Content Warnings:

Flashing imagery, pregnancy, death, grief, suicide references, mental health, nudity.

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TRY HARD 

Dir. Yucha Cho, Hugo Lemonnier, Brian Lim, Audrey Chevrolle, Yuxi Zhou | France | 08:40 (S) (W)

Alex, an art student, dreams of joining Eve, the Elite’s visual school. Together with her best friend Kimmy, they train hard to pass the notoriously impossible entrance exam. Alex’s training turns into an obsession, compromising her friendship with Kimmy.

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BEANBOY

Dir. Emily Hanning | Denmark | 05:54 (S(W)

Summer is a time of endless potential, but when a rabbit’s fears start getting in the way of having fun with his friends, Beanboy pops in and does his thing.

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PAPA

Dir. Lucas Toornvliet| Netherlands | 04:31 (S) (UK)

When Mitch is clearing out the room of her recently deceased father, she finds an old family heirloom that brings up repressed memories. Now that her father is gone she must find a way to make her own peace with his passing and their complicated relationship.

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SOMETHING I SAID

Dir. Sara Barbas | Portugal | 10:00 (W)

Departing from Belém, in Lisbon, three women travel to a city in the South of Portugal to meet the newest member of the family who is about to be born. During the road trip, we learn about their different characters, points-of-view and life choices. As they arrive at the destination it becomes clear that the three characters are more alike than we first thought.

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#DOUDOUCHALLENGE

Dir. Julie Majcher, Alexandra Delaunay-Fernandez, Sixtine Emerat, Marine Benabdallah-Crolais, Scott Pardailhé-Galabrun, Noémie Segalowicz | France | 06:16 (S) (UK)

On the road to her family vacation, Olivia, a 10-year old girl hooked on her phone and social media, is abandoned by her parents in a highway service area. Alone with her plushie, he tries to get her off her phone to play, but things take an unexpected turn!

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MUM'S SPAGHETTI

Dir. Lisa Kenney | UK | 10:53 (S) (W)

MC mastermind Poppy and her beatboxing border terrier Snoop are the new kids in town – and they’re ready to make their reputation known. Straight As and bubble baths are their way of life – but when confronted by an older crew en-route her first day at school, Poppy quickly changes her tune.

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BOG

Dir. Éabha Bortolozzo, Jack Kirwan | Ireland | 10:23

Oisin embarks on a poignant journey through the mysterious layers of the Bog, where he discovers the buried memories of his Father. With the help of his guide, the Great Irish Elk, Oisin confronts his Father's pain and suffering head on. As he delves deeper into the earth, Oisin gains a newfound understanding of his own emotions and learns how to express them more clearly.

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WHEN CICADAS SING

Dir. Hoching Kwok | UK | 04:43 (S)

A woman packs away her granddaughter’s belongings after her granddaughter became a cicada and flew away one summer’s day

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CANELO FILM

Dir. Jordi Ayguasenosa, David Calderón | Mexico | 04:30 (UK)

In the heart of the bustling city of Cadiz, a homeless man named Manolo, found his true home in the bond he shared with his dog, Canelo.

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MEE AND BIRD

Dir. Greg McLeod | UK | 07:48 (W)

A post operative existential crisis inspires an animator to make a film about a post operative existential crisis.

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SHE'S MY BEST FRIEND (AND I HATE HER)

Dir. Candy Guard| UK | 04:10 (W)

The complexity of an ancient friendship is dissected to hilarious and recognisable effect as old friends Milly and June wait impatiently for each other outside a coffee shop. The longer they wait, the more annoyed they get, causing old resentments to play on their minds.

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