The White Arrow is a tale of rock n roll, Russia and redemption. At a low point in life, a musician sees regeneration by travelling 15000 km alone across the Russian winter, playing in every city along the Trans Siberian Express. Unknown in the country, the story of a Scottish musician wrestling with the the country captures Russia’s heart, leading to the most unexpected apotheosis as the journey climaxes in Vladivostok. This is a tale of how a young artist and a vast continent capture each others imagination, and through the unlikeliest of bonds, reflect something of their own spirits on to one another. A guitar, a camera and one of histories greatest thresholds - a story of discovering creative rebirth through embracing the great challenges of life.
“Never Alone” is the debut independent short-film from Ioanna Tsolakidou. It deals with psychological syndromes such as anxiety disorder, universal doubt, and hysterical crisis, and pictures these mental conditions in a compassionate, artistic, and humorous way by personifying them through animated cartoon creatures.
Tonight Boddinale will host a collection of shorts from Iran curated by Hamed Soleimanzadeh, Iranian film and Theater professor, Film critic, Writer, Director and Actor.
He has an experience as an international jury member for some film festivals like Seoul Guro international kids film festival (South Korea), HERO AND TIME international film festival (Russia), DYTIATKO film and television festival (Ukraine) and etc. He is one of the professional members of Iran Short Film Society (ISFA).
An open discussion with Hamed will follow the screenings.