Film Pick // Kino #84 // ‘Spectre’

Kino is a total open-mic night, and as such is a unique screening event in London. We believe it’s important that filmmakers of all levels of experience can have an open platform to screen their work to others, without competition or censor. As such, the ‘programming’ of each event is as much a surprise to us as it is to the audience! Gareth Pritchard, who writes occasionally for the Kino site, shares here his pick of the films that screened at Kino #84 in March…

Despite the very random nature of Kino, sometimes the shorts can – coincidentally – have a common underlying theme. Kino #84 was one that, for me, had a bit of a comedy thread to it. Shorts ranged from topics about Jeremy Kyle, suicidal thoughts and an off-the-wall take on DVD extras. But all took a comical approach.

But it was the ‘Core of Monkos’ who had me laughing the loudest.

Photo: Brandon Butterworth

Photo: Brandon Butterworth

The short centered around that familiar occurrence: when one flat mates thinks the other has died in a horrible train accident… No laughing matter, but the laughs really kick in when the flatmate misinterprets his friend’s return as a haunting, rather than him luckily missing the train. I won’t spoil the plot, but will say that Spectre was ‘Dead’ funny. You can watch it below. Hope to see more shorts from those guys at future Kinos.

Got something funny to say or have you noticed something amusing about modern life…? If so, why not create a short film and show it at the next Kino. Screening rules here.

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