Aberdeen Film Festival Shorts – Part Four (18)


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Generation Right (Michelle Coomber)
Generation Right pieces together the story of Margaret Thatcher’s reign as the longest serving UK Prime Minister of the 20th century. It charts the deeply felt divisions British society experienced during her time in office, and the effect Thatcherism has had on both Britain and the world today.

Michelle Coomber is an award-winning director working predominantly in documentary. Her richly humanistic films are characterised by intimate storytelling and a strong cinematic sensibility. Her work has aired on CNN, RTP, BBC, ITV and Al Jazeera and regularly screens at festivals including BFI London Film Festival, SXSW, and Silverdocs. She’s an alumnus of the Berlinale Talent Campus and the UK’s Women in Film & TV Mentorship scheme and was 2nd Unit director on Kevin Macdonald’s BAFTA- and BIFA-nominated documentary Marley.

Betty Boo (Ashley Pardey)
After the announcement of the end of the hostilities of the second world war, an Australian family receive unexpected news.

Returning Home (Thomas Wood)
Moises, 45 years old, picks up his terminally ill brother whom he hasn’t seen in years, from the hospital. He brings him home to the countryside of Northern Philippines, and seizes this last opportunity to try to connect with him.

Papa’s Portable Crematorium (Thomas Heath)
From Chay Milne comes this dark comedy of flaming butt cheeks and magenta dreamscapes. An elderly gentleman goes on a lurid journey to spread his own ashes using a homemade incinerator. He is joined by a television crew and eccentric journalist, Blair Findlay.