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Shorts 5: Disorientation & The Familiar (Drama)


  France, Iran, Sweden, Thailand, United States     90 minutes


These innovative shorts articulate moments of emotional transformation and depict how obstacles of love plague characters amid societal upheaval.

After losing his great love and undergoing a lobotomy, Harold’s mind turns inside out as he intensely searches for peace in The Vandal (U.S.). Oskar is heading home after an interview in Stockholm, when the gaze of another train passenger catches his eye in The Night Train (Sweden). As clouds gather during a film shoot, an eager production manager attempts to ward off the rain and becomes Lemongrass Girl (Thailand). In Cracked (U.S.), a feisty young girl faces her traumatic past while falling in love for the first time. Siblings regularly act out an escalation of petty cruelties and humiliations inspired by social networks in The Right Words (France). In Private (Iran), three high school girls struggle to clear their names from an accusation that stains forever.

Featuring works by Eddie Alcazar, Jerry Carlsson, Pom Bunsermvicha, Lin Que Ayoung, Adrian Moyse Dullin, and Sara Mokhavat.

Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Fri, Oct 22 @ 5:30pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 4

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Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 14 @ 12:00pm CDT to Oct 24 @ 11:59pm CDT in the United States.

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