Like short stories, short films are sometimes overlooked. But they often display all of the scope, power, insight and resonance of feature length films. 109 minutes
DETAINMENT / Ireland / 30 min
Director: VINCENT LAMBE
Synopsis: Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993 and continues to incite public outrage across the UK today.
Fauve (Wild Animal) / Canada / 17 min
Director: JEREMY COMTE
Synopsis: Alone in the wild, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer. Complicity evolves into a confrontation where one wants to have power over the other. Taking proportions larger than nature, this game will not prove as harmless as they thought.
Margueritte / Canada /19 min
Director: MARIANNE FARLEY
Synopsis: An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past.
Madre (Mother) / Spain / 19 min
Director: RODRIGO SOROGOYEN
Synopsis: A single mother receives a call from her seven-year-old son who is on vacation with his father in the French Basque Country. At first the call is a cause for joy, but then the child reveals that he is alone and cannot find his father who left a while ago.
Skin / USA / 20 min
Director: GUY NATTIV
Synopsis: In a small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle.