May 31 - June 3, 2018

Narrative Shorts Program

The Narrative Shorts Program will screen twice as a series during the 2018 Festival. 

Date: 6/1 |Location: Bow Tie – Theater 2 | Time: 6:45pm  | BUY NOW

Date: 6/3 |Location: Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library | Time: 7:00pm | BUY NOW

CALAMITY

Directed By: Séverine De Streyker, Maxime Feyers
Run Time: 22 mins
Country: Belgium

France meets her son’s girlfriend for the first time and completely loses control.

FALLING

Directed By: Ewen Wright
Run Time: 19 mins
Country: USA

FALLING represents the world through the stories of three characters. It opens with Harold, a white man, having his legs examined by a doctor who ultimately assures him that, “Everything is fine.” Yet, when Harold tries to stand, he falls. Confident that everything is fine, he continues onward, literally dragging himself forward. Meanwhile Karen is on a date with a man who suddenly accuses her of acting strange. When he asks what’s bothering her, he doesn’t accept her answers and instead “explains” that she’s being crazy. Finally Michael, a young black man, is on his way home when a white man confronts him, yelling, “I’m not a racist!” and then pulls out a gun. As each character struggles to navigate the escalating madness around them, reality and the surreal blend, and their stories start to align, both literally and symbolically.

MAY DAY

Directed By: Oliver Magis, Fedrik De Beul
Run Time: 22 mins
Country: Belgium

In Thierry’s living room, several people have gathered. None of them know each other but they are all there to try and fullfill the same dream. They want to find a job…and quickly, but in Brussels nothing goes quite as planned.

PARADES (FABULA RASA)

Directed By: Sarah Arnold
Run Time: 25 mins
Country: France, Switzerland

Faced with the injustices of this world, Margot has lost all hope in the future. Giving up on politics, she decides to entrust her fate to the Dardu, a legendary carp that supposedly predicts the future. But the lake’s rules have changed, and fishing is now forbidden.

THE PECULIAR ABILITIES OF MR. MAHLER

Directed By: Paul Philipp
Run Time: 29 mins
Country: Germany

East Germany, 1987: Special investigator Mahler, is said to have paranormal abilities. The police assigns him to solve the case of the 6-year-old Henry Kiefer, who is missing for weeks now, before this issue leads to political tensions with the West. He then brings something to light that makes this family tragedy especially political…

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