Celebrate the diversity and fluidity of desire with Touched, an alternative Valentine’s Day screening showcasing sensuous shorts by female and non-binary filmmakers.
Co-curated by collectives T A P E and Invisible Women, this subversive and surprising programme connects filmmakers from across the decades, combining contemporary work with rarities from the archive.
Complemented by a Q&A, the result is a witty, intimate and unapologetically sexy selection of films which open up space for wider discussions about self-love, intimacy and longing. All short films and the Q&A are captioned.
Image Credit: #Familiar #Touch #Lost #Figures, Katayoun Jalilipour
What About me? - Lois Stevenson/ 2021/ UK/ English/ 3m/ Cast: Sanaa Byfield
Random Acts of Intimacy - Clio Barnard/ 1999/ UK/ English/ 15m/ Cast: Robert Beck, Sibyl Buck, Isla Fisher
F*** YOU - Anette Sidor/ 2018/ Sweden/ Swedish/ 14m/ Cast: Yandeh Sallah, Martin Schaub, Astrid Plynning, Tj Miansangi
What She Wants - Ruth Lingford/ 1994/ UK/ No dialogue/ 5m
Wavelengths - Pratibha Parmar/ 1997/ UK/ English/ 15m/ Cast: Indre Ove, Faith Edwards, Stephanie Buttle
#Familiar #Touch #Lost #Figures - Katayoun Jalilipour/ 2017/ UK/ English/ 12m/ Cast: Umber Ghauri, Ruwi Sheikh, Shrouk El-Attar
The Birth Of Valerie Venus - Sarah Clift/ 2020/ UK/ English/ 15m/ Cast: Jane Guernier, Paul Hunter, Mohd Aslam
She Wanted Green Lawns - Sarah Turner/ 1989/ UK/ No dialogue/ 4m
Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery. www.filmlondon.org.uk/filmhub