Secrets & Lies
Less peaks, more troughs. Whether it’s secrets or lies, these very personal stories range from the everyday to the far out, with characters who exude resilience and self-determination.
BFI London Film Festival short films programmed by Nellie Alston, Philip Ilson, Aduke King and Elaine Wong
Anna only knows the world through the news articles read by her father. One hot summer’s day, she is forced to confront reality.
Maya likes her boss a little too much. As things come to a head she has a choice: to stay quiet or take matters into her own hands.
A mother goes to a shopping mall and leaves her young daughter waiting in her car. Helping an elderly woman, she sets in motion a chain of events.
Having left home to work with his uncle, Iqbal finds himself unable to return because what he is running from is not confined to the city.
This beautiful and dreamlike exploration of young black manhood explores loss and depression, brotherly love and pure joy.