International Shorts [A]
Films will stream online from 25th to 28th March 2021 only. Click the VIMEO ON DEMAND link above to access the block. Please ensure you have an up-to-date browser for streaming. See here for information about using Vimeo. Content may be unsuitable for children under 15 years of age. Note: Gon, The Little Fox can only be viewed outside of Japan and, therefore, has a separate VIMEO link.
RETURN TO SENDER (23m). Dir – Wade Chao (USA)
Edward lives alone in LA. He posts a letter to an unknown address every day only to wait for it to be returned. When Edward notices his mail mysteriously disappearing or delayed, he begins to suspect the Italian exchange student working at his apartment complex, Juliet, who attempts to befriend him. On the night before her sudden departure home, a confrontation arises and Edward accidentally learns the truth.
HAIKU (17m). Dir – Martin Gerigk (Germany) Trailer
“Haiku” | 俳句” is a symphonic audiovisual project for two Japanese performers, alternating percussion groups, soundscapes and rhythmicized video sequences. The film is an experimental approach to pay tribute to the extraordinary art of Japanese haiku poetry.
H.E.N.N.A (3m). Dir – Mehdi Bahmad (Canada) Website
Moroccan-Canadian artist Mehdi Bahmad explores the challenges of growing up as a millennial in a Muslim family, and the broader generational gap in Arab societies, in this beautiful self-directed video. For his track “H.E.N.N.A.”, Bahmad addresses his own difficult relationship with his father through references to henna — a plant his father used to cultivate in the Moroccan desert.
NOT ENOUGH (3m). Dir – Jul & Gil (France)
A woman faces her reflection in the mirror and loses her mind. She is tormented by the voices of her parents, her lovers, her friends and society as a whole. These voices pressure her to follow traditional codes of beauty rather than pursue happiness.
METASIS (7m). Dir – Rutvij Barot (India)
A man struggles to survive, in an unknown and very different world.
MEDDLE (7m). Dir – Gillian Darling (Canada)
Acclaimed Haida Manga artist, Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, pushes the boundaries of the art world by challenging the divide between contemporary and so-called “Native Art”.
BEN AND MIMI – MIMI AND BEN (15m). Dir – Eva Rini May Cragg (USA)
Mimi cares for Ben full-time and finds the marriage stifling. She yearns to reconnect with nature and one night, encounters a mysterious caterpillar that re-awakens her mystical side.
LOVE ME TENDER (5m). Dir – Juliette Blanche (France)
A teenage girl physically suffers the fate of being sequestered by her mother since birth, but, discovering the erotic power of her body, she perceives her mother’s evil power and dares the unimaginable.
GON, THE LITTLE FOX (28m). Dir – Takeshi Yashiro (Japan) Trailer
When Gon, a playful orphaned fox, discovers that young Hyoju has lost his mother, he tries to comfort him and make amends for his own earlier mischief by secretly bringing small gifts to the boy every day. But Hyoju doesn’t realize who is behind the anonymous gifts, and the two are headed for a heartbreaking climax.