Short Film Block 5 (w/Q&A)
Time Heals No Wounds
Toiling away in a makeshift lab, Dr. Barry Slater has finally made a breakthrough: THE CHRONOSPHERIC RE-OSCILLATOR, a device able to transmit artifacts across time. But when he materializes a recording from his future self, he decides to become his next test subject, despite the cautioning of his young wife Georgina. When the experiment goes awry, Georgina suddenly finds herself transported to another time, and the man resembling her husband may no longer be who, or what, he seems.
George Birch, the undertaker of a small village, maintains a casual relationship with the bodies entrusted to him. In December of 1890 he disgraced the false corpse and a real nightmare begins. What is true in the end, what imagination?
Plagued by visions of otherworldly parasites, a troubled girl struggles to rid herself of the creatures—but are they real, or is she losing her mind?
The Merciless Beauty
Johnny is a farmhand in the splendour of the English Lake District: he leads a life of introspection, until the strange appearance of a mysterious beautiful woman. Unsure if she's a figment of his imagination or an actual physical being, Johnny succumbs to obsession. A sensuous, timeless tale of love, infatuation, lust and the all- consuming bittersweet melancholy of suffering and heartache, based on the narrative poem La Belle Dame Sans Merci by John Keats.