SHORTS: Love & Pain

Eight short films that give us different looks at love - and the pain that often comes with it.

  • Various
  • 97 minutes
  • Love Birds
    Documentary short by Ashley Mosher • Peru/USA • 2019 • 9 mins.
    An American woman travels deep into to the Amazon jungle on a quest for adventure, nature and a new sense of belonging. She unexpectedly meets Noe, an amazonian painter who teaches what true belonging really means.

    Tungrus
    Documentary short by Rishi Chandna • India • 2018 • 13 mins.
    Life in a middle-class household in Mumbai turns topsy-turvy when the eccentric patriarch brings home a baby chick for his cats to play with.

    Consent
    Narrative short by Sabatier Florent • France • 2018 • 3 mins.
    Manon has no wish to be prudish or to refuse to have sex with her husband. She just doesn’t not want to be pushed, or forced to do it.

    Road to Her
    Narrative short by Jee-hoon Cho • South Korea • 2018 • 30 mins.
    One year after his mother’s death, Jong-hwan leaves school early to visit his mother's hometown. On the way he is joined by his classmate, Suzie, and they come across an unexpected situation.

    Ài Bàba (Love Dad)
    Documentary short by Connie Huang • USA • 2019 • 6 mins.
    An intimate recording between a mother and her 7-year-old daughter talking about divorce.

    Without A Scratch
    Documentary short by Samantha Farinella • USA • 2019 • 19 minutes
    The journey of a queer filmmaker’s experience with a pituitary tumor, exploring the interconnectedness and complexity of healing, memory and love.

    Armor del Amor
    Animated short by Kirk Kelley • USA • 2018 • 2 minutes
    The mating rituals of Dasypus novemcinctus (nine-banded female armadillo) reveal the dark underbelly of modern mammalian dating.

    Touchscreen
    Narrative short by Arthur Halpern • USA • 2019 • 15 minutes
    Brian drifts through life unable to connect meaningfully with people on the other side of his computer screen. After an unusual online encounter he is challenged to step out from behind his computer and shatter long-lived inhibitions to claim the touch of another human being.
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