Shorts Block Four: Family Ties

March 10, 2017, 5:30 - 8:00 PM

List of Films:

  • Snatched
    • Directed by: Emmanuelle Nicot, Belgium
    • Raïssa and Alio have shared the same room in a foster home since childhood. One evening Raïssa returns to discover that Alio has left without telling her. With strong performances and gritty, well considered, cinematography, Snatched opens a window into the difficult world of the foster care system.
  • Shan and Kate
    • Directed by: Zoë Rae, Australia
    • Shan and Kate are trying to make it through the school week without embarrassing themselves. This hilarious coming-of-age story explores the power of friendship on the up-and-down roller coaster of young romance. This lighthearted jump back in time explores adolescence in all its innocent glory.
  • Polish Go Home
    • Directed by: Elena Andreicheva, UK
    • This compelling documentary presents Kuba, a flawed young man who lives on the streets of London. We journey with him back to Poland, where he faces the responsibilities he left behind, and continues to search for that elusive place he can call home.
  • Fish
    • Directed by: Heather Young, NS
    • A single mother raises three young children while clinging to a fading relationship with their father. Shot over four years, Fish is a fiction/documentary hybrid exploring the ways in which love, responsibility, loneliness, and desperation interconnect.
  • Bombing
    • Directed by: Gloria Mercer, BC
    • Sophie is an unmotivated comedian. Then her estranged daughter unexpectedly returns, and Sophie finds a new way forward in a film tackling themes of motherhood, fulfillment, and responsibility.
  • Sisters
    • Directed by: Natasha Merkulova, Russia
    • Nina is a successful woman with a career and a family. Her sister is reckless and self-destructive. Nina offers loving interventions to keep her safe, but the situation demands more. The film is a tender and candid exploration of care among siblings.

Shorts Block Four: Family Ties will be followed by a Q&A with filmmakers 

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