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BAFTA Shorts review

A compilation of seven shorts nominated at the 2013 Baftas

Alternately sad, enthralling and disturbing, this compilation of seven shorts – all of them nominees at the 2013 Baftas – is a testament to the diversity of an often over-looked format.

If there’s one theme that unites them all it’s ‘time’. Kris Kelly and Evelyn McGrath’s opening Here To Fall shatters the time-space continuum, while history unravels in the bloody, tongue-in-cheek Tumult .

Acid-trip animation I’m Fine Thanks , sun-blasted drama The Curse and sexual awakening drama Good Night offer genre-skipping kicks, but the best is saved for last – with Lynne Ramsay’s award-winning Olympic short Swimmer , an elegant monochrome moodpiece (with a savage score) that seems to make time stand still.

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Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.