Synopsis: A magical realist, dark comedy/drama set within the backdrop of a British care home. Two patients discover a magical pool that restores them back to their younger selves,forcing them to reconcile with the inescapable truth of their mortality, or drown in the illusion of their past.
About the Filmmaker: Yasmin Afifi is an award-winning writer/director based in London. Her work has screened at festivals worldwide including the BAFTA/BIFA Qualifying Underwire, Little Wings, New York, LFF etc. She completed her BA at University of Westminster and has completed her MA in Directing at the National Film and Television School on a full scholarship from BBC Film. She loves using the medium of comedy, magical realism, and absurdism to explore taboo and dark subject matters.
This film is showing in the Comedy Shorts screening at The Forum Auditorium on 10th November at 19:30.
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