Shorts Program 5: Searchers (Drama)
- Canada, China, Greece, Portugal, Singapore, The Netherlands
Deeply-felt characters and stunning visuals take center stage in this program of films exploring longing, desire, and the mysteries of being human.
A teenage boy living On the Border (dir. Wei Shujun, China) of China and Korea longs for a different life. A woman headed to the audition of a lifetime is walking down Patision Avenue (dir. Thanasis Neofotistos, Greece) when she discovers that her son has been left home alone. Tensions are high in Nyi ma lay (dir. Wei Liang Chiang, Singapore) when a woman sitting on top of an apartment building threatens a fall to her death. A grisly murder on an apartment balcony becomes a small piece in a frenzied puzzle of strange occurrences in Accidence (dirs. Guy Maddin/Evan Johnson/Galen Johnson, Canada). In L’été et tout le reste (dir. Sven Bresser, The Netherlands), two friends working on a vacation island are left to themselves when the tourist season ends. Onde o Verao Vai (dir. David Pinheiro Vicente, Portugal) finds a group of teenagers grappling with their desires as they spend a leisurely day in the forest.
- 94 minutes
Cultural Partner (Accidence)
Consulate General of Canada in Chicago