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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

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Little Princess [Petite princesse]Little Princess [Petite princesse]

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Anna only knows the world through the news articles read by her father. One hot summer’s day, she is forced to confront reality.

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The Spark [Brûle]The Spark [Brûle]

Drama202023 mins

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.

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WitnessWitness

Drama202015 mins

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.

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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.

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Drama201923 mins

This beautiful and dreamlike exploration of young black manhood explores loss and depression, brotherly love and pure joy.