You Need Help

Overview

Director: Barbara Elbinger Country of Origin: United Kingdom Runtime: 17 minutes Category / Genre: comedy, drama, short Block: C Time: 3.15-4.35 pm

An older couple experience a blip in an otherwise pretty uneventful marriage when the husband, Fred, avoids embracing retirement , and drifts purposeless around the house with an increasing resentful wife, Doreen. However, when a leaflet lands on his doormat promising to bring joy into his life again, he embarks on a mission to find himself, and put the much-needed magic – and music – back into their marriage. But she’s terrified that his ‘ridiculous’ behaviour will show them both up… Director Barbara Elbinger will attend the screening.

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Director Biography

Barbara Elbinger was born in Argentina and trained in acting and filmmaking. Today she is based in the UK. With in-depth experience of psychology, and a natural instinct for comedy, she is drawn to flawed characters who find themselves in surreal situations; exploring, with tenderness, the tensions and dark humour that arise within their relationships. Galvanised by a shorts competition in 2015, she devised and made the low-budget comedy A WAKE. She saw this opportunity as a testing ground and launch pad for directing. She considers ‘YOU NEED HELP’ to be her directorial debut.

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