Derby Film Festival Presents

Anonymous Animals + Progeny

The balance of power between man and animal is reversed in a remote countryside. Any encounter with the dominant can become hostile. This debut feature film with no dialogue but with great, intense sound design coupled with amazing physical performances from the cast, marking out the director as one to watch. Click 'Tell Me More' for info on Progeny. AVAILABLE TO RENT 19 - 25 NOVEMBER.

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+ Short Film
USA 2020 29 mins
Dir: Justin Daering

This is a world exactly like ours, except that the wealthy elites are aliens, living and working among us, but with one key difference: they reproduce by implanting their offspring in a human host who raises the alien child as his own. When a blue-collar man is forcible implanted with his alien boss’s parasitic offspring, he asks his wife to help him remove the parasite – a dangerous and forbidden act that puts their marriage – and their lives – at risk.

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£5.00 Online Rental

18 Certificate

DirectorBaptiste Rouveure
Country of OriginFrance
Running Time64m


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Line Up:

Cross My Heart
Dir: Sontenish A. Myers | Jamaica | 2018 | 14 mins
An American teenager visits her family in Jamaica and uncovers a secret that changes the way she sees the people she loves.

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Dir: Ian Harnarine | Trinidad and Tobago, Canada, USA | 2012 |16 mins
When his estranged father returns from Canada unexpectedly, Dhani must decide if he will help save his father’s life despite their strained relationship.

The Book of Jasmine
Dir: Melanie Grant | Barbados | 2017| 14mins
A young Spiritual Baptist undergoes the mourning ritual to seek guidance to suppress her desires for the woman she loves.

She Paradise
Dir: Maya Cozier | Trinidad and Tobago | 2019 | 14mins
A teenaged girl finds that becoming a glamorous soca-music dancer is a lot harder than she first reckoned.

A Home for These Old Bones
Dir: Julien Silloray | Gaudeloupe | 2013 | 22 mins
French with English subtitles
When JBB, who’s set to be evicted from his property, seeks the help of a witch doctor, Hilaire, he finds himself in more trouble than he could have bargained for.