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Animated Shorts (12A*)

Part of Oscar Week 2020

A Dad looks at his daughter's hair with confusion and a comb in his hand

This programme showcases this year’s Oscar-nominated animated shorts from around the world, representing some of the best new filmmakers and emerging talent.


Hair Love
Exploring the relationship between an African-American father, his daughter, and the most daunting task a father faces - doing his daughter’s hair for the first time.

In a hospital room, the daughter recalls a childhood moment when as a little girl she tried to share her experience with an injured bird with her father.

This film reveals an unlikely connection that sparks between a fiercely independent stray kitten and a pit bull. together, they experience friendship for the first time.

Louis, a painter, is experiencing strange events. His world seems to be mutating. Slowly, furniture, objects and people lose their realism.

A man thinks back to his childhood memories of growing up with an annoying little sister in 90s China. What would his life have been like if things had gone differently?

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Hair Love
2019 US Dir Matthew A Cherry, Everett Downing Jr, Bruce W Smith 7min

2019 Czech Republic Dir Daria Kashcheeva 15min


2019 US Dir Rosana Sullivan 9min

2019 France Dir Bruno Collet 12min

2018 China/US Dir Siqi Song 8min

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