As part of the Exeter Phoenix’s Two Short Nights film festival, I was asked to curate a short film programme on behalf of 20th Century Flicks. Given the current housing problems in the UK, it struck me that the question of what makes a house a home is was ripe for discussion. Here, I have programmed some of the greatest short works I’ve seen in the last year alongside Lois Weber’s silent narrative thriller, Suspense, an early contemplation of how space, safety and barriers might create and subvert what we understand as ‘house’ and ‘home’.
Saturday December 2nd, 6pm, Exeter Phoenix. More information and book tickets here.