Women Over 50 Film Festival Curated Shorts at Depot

90mins   TBC    Subtitled    F-Rated

Q&A WOFFF founder and director, Nuala O'Sullivan in conversation with Brighton-based actor and star of Mid Life: The Skin We're In, Karen Spicer

Lots of people worry about growing older. Many of us think it's a time of decline, ill-health, reduced opportunities and loneliness. But research doesn't back up this pessimistic view of later life. The U-cure of happiness shows that people are happiest at the beginnings and the ends of their lives. Ashton Applewhite, author of This Chair Rocks says, “Older people enjoy better mental health than the young or middle-aged. Dementia rates are falling, fast.”

So, what is life really like for women after 50? If you're curious about older women's desires, duties and dreams, then let the WOFFF curated shorts programme enlighten you. Join us for fascinating tales of women over 50 falling in love, caring through COVID, raging in menopause and fighting for battle rap glory. And let's not forget the selfless vicar's wife getting possessed by a strange force, unlocking a pleasurable side she never knew she had.

Part of the She's Curious season, celebrating the imagination, creativity and private worlds of women through film, brought to you by Screen Shot.

Women Over 50 Film Festival (WOFFF) champions and showcases the work of older women on screen and behind the camera with an annual short film festival at Depot in September.

Running order:

The Birth of Valerie Venus | Sarah Clift | UK | 2020 | Drama
The Exit Plan | Angus Wilkinson | Australia, UK | 2020 | Drama
There's a Reason People Don't Swim in Dresses | Andrew Brooks | UK | 2021 | Experimental
El Habbasa | Dania Elmor | Egypt 2019 | Documentary
Joy Uncensored | Natasha Hawthornthwaite | UK | 2020 | Documentary
Mid Life: The Skin We're In | Lucy Richardson | UK | 2020 | Documentary

All films are subtitled in English.


Wed 27 July