THE GIANT IS FALLING
IN CINEMA FROM 8 MARCH
From Emmy Award Winning filmmaker Rehad Desai, The Giant is Falling takes us through the big political events of recent years that signify the dying days of the ANC in South Africa.
IN CINEMA FROM 16 FEB
For the last four years, The Bioscope has proudly partnered with Shorts HD to bring the Oscar® Nominated Short Films to Johannesburg. Now a popular annual event to the calendar, make sure you book your ticket in advance for these exclusive screenings
This special release features the year’s most spectacular short films across both the Live Action and Animation categories, giving you the opportunity to see the nominated films before and after the Oscar® Awards ceremony on February 26th.
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THE LIVE ACTION PROGRAMME
ENNEMIS INTÉRIEURS by Sélim Azzazi.
In the 1990s, as the Algerian civil war rages and terrorists infiltrate France, a French police officer of Algerian descent conducts a rancorous interview with a French-born Algerian man seeking naturalization.
LA FEMME ET LE TGV by Timo von Gunten and Giacun Caduff
Elise has been waving at the express train as it passes by her home every day for three decades. A letter from the train’s conductor begins a correspondence between the two, and when the train is detoured to another route, Elise goes in search of her man.
SILENT NIGHTS by Aske Bang and Kim Magnusson
Young Danish woman Inger volunteers at a homeless shelter in Copenhagen, where she meets and falls in love with Kwame, an undocumented immigrant from Ghana. The couple builds a life together, but a devastating secret from Kwame’s past may undermine their happiness.
SING by Kristof Deák and Anna Udvardy
Young Zsofi is having a hard time fitting in at her new school, and her distress grows when the choir director treats her cruelly despite her love of singing. Along with her friend Liza, Zsofi investigates the revered teacher in an attempt to reveal her true nature.
TIMECODE by Juanjo Giménez
Parking lot security guard Luna is bored with her uneventful daily routine but a call about a customer complaint leads her to discover how the night guard, Diego, alleviates his boredom. Soon the pair develops a relationship by communicating through the garage’s CCTV footage.
THE ANIMATION PROGRAMME
BLIND VAYASHA by Theodore Ushev
Young Vaysha was born with unusual sight: her left eye can see only the past and her right eye can see only the future, while the present is a blind spot. Called “Blind Vaysha” by the people of her village, the girl is tormented by the two realities that she cannot reconcile.
BORROWED TIME by Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj
A sheriff of the Old West returns to the scene of a tragic accident from his past that shaped his life. As memories wash over him, he is engulfed by emotion and must find the strength to carry on with his lifelong quest for redemption.
PEAR CIDER AND CIGARETTES by Robert Valley and Cara Speller
Hard-living Techno Stypes has been Robert’s best friend since childhood, and over the years, Robert has been amazed by Techno’s ability to sabotage himself. When Techno is hospitalized in China and needs a liver transplant, Robert goes on a wild ride to get him home to Vancouver.
PEARL by Patrick Osborne
Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, PEARL follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams. It’s a story about the gifts we hand down, their power to carry love…and finding grace in the unlikeliest of places.
PIPER by Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer
Young Piper, a sandpiper hatchling, leaves her nest for the first time to hunt for food but is too scared of the crashing waves to reach the yummy morsels hidden in the sand. After meeting an unusual ally, Piper attempts to face her fears and increase her confidence.