International Film Shorts & Discussions
We will screen several short films from a variety of languages and genres including, drama, comedy, and animation, followed by a short discussion of each.
House Arrest (From Switzerland, German w/ English subtitles, 13 min., 2016)
Max is sentenced to six months of house arrest. An electronic ankle bracelet called Percy helps him trough his new daily life. One day Max is shocked to discover how far Percy is willing to go to assist him in his needs.
Lost & Found Box of Human Sensation (From Germany, in English, 15 min., 2010)
When his father dies unexpectedly, a young man seeking to cope with his grief goes on a powerful emotional journey through time and space.
Shanghai Love Market (From Australia, Mandarin w/ English subtitles, 9 min., 2011)
Every weekend in Shanghai's famous Peoples' Park, an overly ambitious mother puts up a poster advertising her unwed son to potential brides. But, when true love is at stake, sometimes the best-laid plans have a funny way of coming undone.
Lucky (From South Africa, in Zulu w/ English subtitles, 20 min., 2005)
Lucky is an AIDS orphan desperate to leave his rural Zulu village for the bright lights of Durban. He is full of excitement and hope but Lucky has to learn about life the hard way, not through school or education, but through an unlikely bond with a racist neighbor.
Edgar (From Germany, in German w/ English subtitles, 12 min., 2009)
A lonely retiree looks to find meaning in life in an unlikely place.
Sea Child (From South Korea, in English, 8 min., 2015)
On the verge of becoming a woman Sora is woken by a nightmare and decides to follow a group of men into the city in the hope of finding her mom.
Arie (From the Netherlands, in Dutch w/ English subtitles, 13 min., 2009)
Mr. Manders lives in a retirement home with his beloved canary Arie. The sudden loss of this bright yellow spot in his gray existence surprisingly brings new friendships and unexpected joy.