Derby Film Festival Presents

Anya + Short

Monday 18th November / 4:45pm

A young couple’s journey to have a child brings up surprises in their history as they turn to science to help. Libby is a journalist who operates in the world of facts, while her enigmatic husband Marco, is the product of a mysterious culture that he refuses to discuss. After three miscarriages, Marco is compelled to reveal a curse from his past. His people called the Narval believe that anyone who marries outside of the community is cursed never to have children. A simple DNA swab opens a Pandora’s box of genetic testing, gene editing and questions of privacy.

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For Fans of David Cronenberg, Gattaca, What To Expect When You’re Expecting


Book tickets

£9.50 standard. £7.00 concessions. Free for Derby Film Festival Passholders.

15 Certificate

Directors:Jacob Akira Okada & Carylanna Taylor
Country: USA
Running Time:80m

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Friday 15th November

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Lab Rat

Dir: Nour Wazzi

2018 UK 15m

In the near future, a group of scientists trapped in a lab learn that one of them is an A.I and it has been deceiving them! Thought provoking Black Mirror-esque short.