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GFEST 2017: If You Dare Desire + Shorts + Q&A

Tuesday 21 November
89 mins
From £8.00
to £10.75
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member

If You Dare Desire

February, 2011. In a small village of West Bengal, Swapna and Shucheta - two young women in love left a letter claiming love, life, recognition and challenging violence, hate, invisibilisation. They died as they dared to love.

What if they were alive today? What if Swapna and Shucheta had run away and survived?

about the shorts

Mai (dir: Marta González | Spain | 8 mins) 

Carmeta, Mari and Pilar (Aida Flix, Aida Qui, Maria Pijuan, Olga Masot) are three old ladies who spend every afternoon sitting on a bench, next to the main street of their village. The arrival of a mysterious pair of girls turns into the main topic of discussion among the women.


Pepper (dir. Patrick Aubert | Canada | 7 mins)

The painful awakening of a couple after an evening of fantasies… Dreams evaporate, reality appears. A GFEST 2015 film – 10th anniversary special repeat showing


Lily (dir. Graham Cantwell | Ireland | 22 mins) 

On the cusp of becoming a young woman, Lily (Clara Harte), is carrying a secret. With her best friend, the fiercely loyal and flamboyant Simon (Dean Quinn), she navigates the treacherous waters of school life.

When a misunderstanding with the beautiful and popular Violet leads to a vicious attack, Lily is faced with the greatest challenge of her young life.  

Things you need to know:

  • If you choose an e-ticket when booking, the barcode on your smart phone is a ticket. Don't queue at Ground Floor Box Office, just follow the red line on the floor all the way to the cinema!

  • If you don't have a smartphone, collect your ticket at Box Office or print your e-ticket and bring it with you
  • There will be minimum of 15 minutes of trailers before the film begins

Special offers:

  • Mondays mean £6 single tickets or 2 for £10. Select Rich Mix Six when booking online and the discount is applied once you've logged in

  • Monday and Tuesday mean film for £5 for Tower Hamlets residents or Tower Hamlets employees. Simply show an Idea Store or Tower Hamlets library card when booking. Not available online

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays mean 2 for 1 tickets with Meerkat Movies. It's really easy to get a code, see for details


This event is wheelchair accessible.