Short Stories from the Border

Thursday 18th September / 8:30PM @ The Barrels Ale House


On the same day as the Scottish independence referendum, Short Stories from the Border features tales drawing on the divide between England and Scotland and on crossing borders all over the world.

The Lion and the Unicorn
Rachel Maclean | UK | 2012 | 12min
Set in a lavish mansion in the Scottish Borders, the lion (representing England) and the unicorn (representing Scotland) discuss the upcoming referendum on Scottish independence while drinking North-sea oil from Jacobite crystal and dividing up pieces of a Union Jack cake.

Now Eat My Script
UK Premiere
Mounira Al Solh, | Lebanon | 2014 | 25min
The transit of a sacrificed lamb in the trunk of her relative’s car provides a starting point to reflect on the exchange of food between the artist’s mother’s family in Syria and her family in Lebanon, and on the exchange of language, as a text roams amongst cities.

Two at the Border
Regional Premiere
Tuna Kaptan, Felicitas Sonvilla | Germany, Turkey | 2013 | 30min
A documentary portrait about two human smugglers: Ali from Syria and Naser from Palestine. Based in the Turkish city of Edirne, they help refugees cross the border into Greece. With European support, Greece barricades its borders to Turkey and their work becomes increasingly tough.

Regional Premiere
Gunhild Enger | Norway, Sweden | 2014 | 18min
What is the true cost of a bargain? A comic encounter between a Swedish salesman and a Norwegian couple on their monthly bargain hunting on the border between Norway and Sweden. The latest short film from the winner of last year’s Inntravel Short Film Award.



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Artist Various Country Various Year 2012 Duration 85 minutes Cert 18