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Whether verbally or by means of technology, opening up can be the hardest thing, even with the ones closest to us. The characters in this compelling selection of short films give us an insight into the mysterious dynamics of communication and the need to reach out and connect. After all, as the 80’s cheesy adage goes: ‘Words don’t come easy…’
Dir: Kei Chikaura
12 mins 44 secs
An innocent young man from China is anxiously memorising “his hope” in the middle of the noisy crowd in Shibuya (Tokyo, Japan). Something that might change his destiny awaits him.
Dir: Jennifer Reeder
United States 2017
5 mins 40 secs
Based on the short story ‘Summer of Bones’ by Rob Maigret and adapted into a script by Jennifer Reeder, this is a glimpse into a day shared by an extremely sad father and his dare devil son. Both males have experienced an especially traumatic day and although they bond over a love for skateboarding, neither is able to communicate their trauma.
The Silence (Il Silenzio)
Dirs: Farnoosh Samadi, Ali Asgari
14 mins 35 secs
Fatma and her mother are Kurdish refugees in Italy. On their visit to the doctor, Fatma has to translate what the doctor tells her mother but she stays silent.
The Sadness Will Not Last Forever
Dir: Alexei Dmitriev
Netherlands/Russian Federation 2016
8 mins 18 secs
The most beautiful paintings are those you dream about when you lie in bed smoking a pipe, but which you never paint.
Dir: Nick Jordan
United Kingdom 2017
A psychotic state of mind, entangled in an interconnected world.
Dirs: Daneeta Loretta Jackson, Patrick Jackson
United States 2017
A lonely teenager inadvertently makes a human connection when he shuts down his YouTube channel after haters attack him.
Dirs: Benjamin Cleary, TJ O’Grady Peyton
13 mins 45 secs
A man wakes up from a coma speaking a fully formed, but unrecognisable language, baffling linguistics experts from around the globe.
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