Men by Women
Brothers, fathers, sons, friends, bullies, stalkers… A different take on the female gaze that aims to unpack men onscreen. Moving, sensitive and passionate portraits of masculinity lend compassionate insight that extend beyond stereotypes. Through the lens of female directors, get closer than ever before to the kinds of men we all have in our lives.
MEN TALK ABOUT MOTHER
How much of our mother can we really know? This animated documentary explores the memories of three sons.
Animation Award – Bunny Schendler
Four young men attend an exhibition preview to support and celebrate their friends academic and creative success in his Modern & Contemporary Arts (MA).
Under 25 Award (Directing) – Runyararo Mapfumo
On a North London council estate, teenager Leroy Brown spends his days fighting with wannabe ‘gangsta’ brother Kenny and playing dance game ‘Planet funk’ with best friend Yukiko. The sudden death of his Grandfather Nelson forces Leroy out of his shell. With the help of a cassette tape Nelson left him, Leroy learns what it takes to live in a ‘man’s world’.
Producing Award – Michelle Antoniades
Through phone calls with a prison inmates closest contacts we see how quickly the world is moving on without him.
Editing Award – Charlotte Regan
When a young man’s application for custody of his younger brother in care is rejected, he is forced to come to terms with difficult truths about what’s best for his family.
Directing Award – Helena Middleton
A London worker struggles to connect with the outside world. He works the graveyard shift – awake while others are sleeping, sleeping while others work. In apartment 13A on the 13th Floor of his tenement block, Lukasz begins an unrelenting cycle of confusion, paranoia, anxiety and terror. Can he make some connection with the tenant of 13B?
Producing Award – Kate Wilson
Based on the 13th century Welsh myth, when Llywelyn retreats to his hunting lodge with his faithful hound, Gelert, and his newborn son, tragedy strikes in a most unexpected way.
Production Design Award – Medeni Griffiths
Thursday 23 November | 6:30pm
Running time | 83 minutes, followed by a filmmaker Q&A
Venue | Barbican Cinema 3, Silk St, EC2Y 8DS
Tickets | £11.50 /£9.20 members / £10.50 concessions