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Intertwined: Drama [CineYouth]

These powerful dramas from around the world highlight the connections, whether fleeting or lifelong, that impact our lives forever.

Note: Films in this program contain themes or language that may not be suitable for all ages.



Spencer Zimmerman | Canada | Age 22

After a devastating tragedy, an astronaut struggles to complete his interstellar mission to rescue a lost crew.


Ryoji Hattori | Japan | Age 21

A girl traverses to the afterlife to be reunited with her best friend in this ethereal meditation on remorse and grief.

This is Paul

Rosana Kassim | Egypt | Age 22

In a typical call-center overtime shift marked by boredom and routine, “Paul” receives an unexpected call.


Djibril Vuille | Switzerland/Senegal | Age 22

An underpaid toll booth worker, Abdoul is facing mounting societal pressures to provide for his family, driving him to desperate measures.


Kit Baronas | Canada | Age 20

In an effort to hide a hickey he received from his boyfriend, a closeted teen plays a cat-and-mouse game with his hyper-masculine friend as the two chase through their abandoned high school.

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Event Information

Saturday, April 22, 2023

  •   5 shorts | 62 minutes
1517 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60614 United States



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