Short films by Justine Triet at The Cube
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A event held at The Cube on Tuesday 16th July. The event starts at 19:30.


Tue 16 July // 19:30
Tickets: £6 (full) Cert:18 TBA

Most of us became familiar with the name Justine Triet with the release of 'Anatomy of a Fall' last year. With its twisty, Oscar-winning script and magnetic performances, the film announced Triet as a filmmaker of formidable talent, capable of marshalling realist dramatic beats into a juicy true crime narrative.

To understand how Triet developed into one of cinema’s most effective storytellers, we’re going back to the early days of her career and screening two of her early short films - which, fittingly for a filmmaker who mixes the realist and the dramatic to such compelling effect, consist of a documentary and a fiction short. In these films we can see that Triet has long been adept at teasing out moments of truth from expertly crafted scenarios - and that from the very start she has been exploring the uneasy attitude of men and women to their shifting status in society.

Alongside Triet’s 'Two Ships' and 'Shadows in the House', we’ll be screening short films by two female Bristol filmmakers at the start of their own careers - Toni Lotta Groner’s 'Wicked and Bad' and Corinna Brooke Elleschild’s 'Skive'.

On Tuesday 23th July, we’ll be continuing the story when we screen Triet’s debut feature, the incendiary custody battle docu-fiction Age of Panic.


'Two Ships' ('Vilaine fille mauvais garçon'. Dir: Justine Triet, 2012, French with English subtitles, 30 mins, Cert: 18 TBC). Thomas is a young, broke, single artist. Needing to get out for some air, he urges his best friend to organize a party. There, he finds himself attracted to Laetitia, and they spend a night of connection and minor crises in each other's company.

'Skive' (Dir: Corinna Brooke Elleschild, 2023, 13 mins, Cert: 18 TBC). A coming-of-age social realism film based in the south-west. A story of defiance, hope and the connection between two teenagers against the backdrop of a difficult world.

'Shadows in the House' ('Des ombres dans la maison'. Dir: Justine Triet, 2009, 36 mins, Portuguese with English subtitles, Cert: 18 TBC). In the outskirts of São Paulo, Gustavo, 15 years old, spends his days in a community center run by the Evangelical Church. His mother Giselle, an alcoholic, is summoned to the center where she is to meet Valeria, the worker responsible for communication with the authorities who decide on the custody validation of the children.

'Wicked & Bad' (Dir: Toni Lotta Groner, 2023, 15 mins, Cert: 18 TBC). Tyler, a young man arrested at the Kill the Bill demonstration in Bristol, experiences his final week of freedom before beginning a custodial sentence.

Doors: 19:00
Film starts: 19:30