World Shorts : Programme 4, Sinister Shorts

Sat 09 July / Pálás 2 / 22:00 / 16+

Our fourth programme of world shorts has something a little more scary in store this year.
Our Sinister Shorts are a mix of folk, supernatural and psychological horror, all covering the same theme of an unseen monster. With films more ghostly than gory, we have carefully created a selection that has been previously screened at Cannes, SXSW and Tribeca. Now, we are delighted to host the European & Irish Premieres of these Sinister Shorts.

Deep Clean

Maddie is tasked with cleaning the house of a hoarder, a woman who recently died. As she starts to become increasingly paranoid that she is not alone, Maddie has to face the horrifying reality of what her life might become.

Director: B. Welby
Producer: Karima Welby
Country: United Kingdom

Night Breakers

A group of people trudge through a maze of underground tunnels. They break the absolute darkness with lights of many kinds. On their journey they will have to face the dangers that lurk in the dark and what’s worse: themselves.

Directors: Campoy Gabriel & Lafoz Guillem
Producers: Coca Tito, Campoy Gabriel & Lafoz Guillem
Country: Spain


Set in the late 70s, a psychiatric doctor and his assistant are called to an isolated country house to examine Deborah, whose brother believes she is losing her mind. Fuelled by hysteria and hallucinatory paranoia, they descend into abstract madness.

Directors: Joe Williams & Charlie Edwards-Moss
Producers: Chuckie McEwan, Archie Sinclair & Thomas Wightman
Country: United Kingdom

You’re not Home

When an ominous mould appears in their room, two refugee brothers seeking asylum are faced with a dark entity lurking within their direct provision centre.

Director: Derek Ugochukwu
Producer: Gregory Burrowes
Country: Ireland


When blood-thirsty creatures have taken over the world, the only survivors are in South Asia. Two sisters are forced inside a mosquito net (moshari) just to survive – but first they must survive each other.

Director: Nuhash Humayun
Producers: Bushra Afreen & Nuhash Humayun
Country: Bangladesh


Gothic horror meets small-town teenage romance as we follow a girl roaming the streets, gazing at a boy. Soon it becomes clear that she is bound to something. In the attic of her house resides a sinister presence who she serves.

Director: Nicolai G.H. Johansen
Producer: Anna Dammegaard Søllested
Country: Denmark

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