Pennine Film Festival @ Salford Uni

Seven Days a Week (Tal Amiran)

For the last 36 years, Paul has opened his North London paper stall at 4.40am, seven days a week, every week of the year. Now 66, and with his time selling papers nearing an end, Paul reflects on his life in the paper booth and what the future holds for the stall he inherited.

Throw Me to the Dogs (Aaron Dunleavy)

A troubled teenage boy, growing up in a dreamless wilderness and isolated from those around him, is stripped of his dignity as his father abandons him for the outside world which he is trying to retreat from.

Before Christmas (He Chuyao)

A lower-class Chinese family moves to a big city for a living. The father and his son Xiao Lee, an 18-year-old teenager who dreams of becoming a singer, begin working hard labor in a Christmas decoration factory. Reluctant to face reality, Xiao Lee decides to make a change to pursue his dream.

Spiral (Richard Addlesee)

Three generations follow different paths to the same destiny in this suspenseful drama encompassing deception and time travel, as entire lifetimes play out in the space of minutes.

bridge 32 (Georgia Pearce)

George, originally from North Carolina, lives on the streets of King’s Cross, London. Using a twelve-foot net, pieced together from discarded bits of rubbish, George is able to collect and recycle mounds full of the waste which is dumped into the London canal system everyday.

FIFO (Sacha Ferbus)

First in first out is a shelving technique used in supermarkets. Stephan must place the freshest products behind the oldest ones. Products nearing their sell-by date must be destroyed. When going to the bins in the basement, Stephan will have to face those who could still benefit from them, but who are excluded by the system.

SAMOSA (Albin Wildner)

Between family duties, Stella works early in the morning at a bar, to finance her studies. Long after the bar is closed, an unwanted stranger appears, which stella has to hide from her boss. SAMOSA is a movie about the conflict between traditional roles and an individual way, about power structures and the ability to stand your ground.

Michael (Jonathan Kemp)

A young homeless man is promised a better life, working for a private contractor. He finds himself trapped on a farm working in horrible conditions and unable to leave.

Pyramiden (David Beazley)

Pyramiden is an old Soviet coal mine in the Arctic. Once home to one thousand people, it’s now a ghost town. We follow Sasha, a tour guide in the area and one of only five people that now live in the furthest northern community in the world.

Cuerdas (Pedro Solís García)

María’s routine at school is altered by the arrival of a very special child. Soon, they become close friends.