International Narrative ShortS
International Narrative Shorts, 91 minutes
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 11:15 AM — DeSoto Theatre
The Art of Aping
Directed by Ananya Anil, India, 5:00
A satirical look at how modern Indians aspire to dissolve the cultural and lifestyle differences between India and Western culture and highlights that how the simplest of the jobs—such as dressing, eating, defecating, etc.—are no longer done the Indian way.
Directed by Atasay Koç, Turkey, 8:30
A woman hits a dog with her car in the middle of damn nowhere. She can not drive off as her son refuses to get into car if she doesn't euthanize the dog moaning in his death agony.
Directed by Giulio Poidomani, USA, 8:25
As they try to solve the mystery of Sarah’s disappearance, her best friend Lori and her fiancée Phil, discover their feelings for each other.
Directed by Phil Giordano, USA/Philippines, 12:30
After refusing a ritual circumcision intended to usher him into manhood, Rene-boy (10), tries alternate methods to remove this mark of cowardice.
Directed by Rudd Satijin, Netherlands, 10:00
Esther has got what it takes to be really successful in the business district where she applies for a job. Of course she will fit in there! She has the killer instinct and the ambitions of a winner. But she hasn’t counted on a stranger who can see behind her mask.
Directed by Andi Osho, UK, 14:00
A teen fan fiction writer takes her boyband obsession too far in a twisted, late night confrontation with the object of her desires.
Directed by Bachir Abou Zeid, Lebanon, 30:00
On the 18th of September 1982, soon after the Israeli invasion of Lebanon and during the occasion of the Sabra & Shatila massacre; Khaled, Nidal, and Salma prepare for a private mission resisting the so called “New history of the city.”