Monday April 3, 2023
This screening session features 7 short films. All films are in English OR have English subtitles.
2236 Queen St E,
Toronto, ON M4E 1G2
Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the cinema starting 30 minutes before each screening. If you are certain you'll be there, you can also book your tickets in advance here.
Vegetative (France) by Hannah Papacek Harper
Synopsis: Vegetative is a short visual poem; an experimental video which was created during the first Covid19 lockdown in spring 2020. This abstract piece plays with text and video and brings a dreamlike inner space into being. It explores the rapport toward nature and intimacy that we were forced to change abruptly. Running time: 00:00:47.
I Never Had Dreams Of My Son (Ukraine) by Jason Blevins
Synopsis: After five years of war, a Ukrainian father finds proof his missing son may still be alive in captivity. Running time: 00:16:16.
3 Seconds In, 6 Seconds Out (Canada) by Christopher Beaulieu
Synopsis: After suffering a panic attack in public, Hanna decides to never leave her apartment again. Just as she begins to adjust to her new hermetic life, she receives a desperate call from her mother who is having her own crisis with anxiety. Stuck between her own fear and her mother's cry for help, Hanna faces the daunting proposition of venturing outside again. Running time: 00:17:00.
Iron Butterflies (U.K.) by Louise Salter
Synopsis: Two weeks away from a high-stakes surgery, Robert candidly shares how his fading sight may have given rise to the eyes of his future. Running time: 00:04:41.
Dad Jokes (USA) by Robert Gordon
Synopsis: A depressed middle aged, former standup comedian ends his standup career's 16 year hiatus for his son's college documentary project. Running time: 00:22:42.
Us (Portugal) by Nelson Fernandes
Synopsis: "Us" is a short film of animation which mixes several Stop Motion techniques, proposing a journey through the conflicted human condition. War, loneliness, nature, crossings, fallen dreams are some of the recurring aspects in this animated poem on paper. Running time: 00:05:00.
Neighbour (Georgia) by David Borchkhadze
Synopsis: The quiet life of Beso and his daughter is suddenly disrupted when neighbouring workers damage the wall of their house. Running time: 00:30:00.