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Directed by Various

International 2015 82 mins.

Six international shorts.

I Thought I Told You to Shut Up!!

DIRECTOR: Charlie Tyrell – (United States)

In 1977, David Boswell created the comic book anti-hero Reid Fleming, the World’s Toughest Milkman. More than 30 years later, the planned big screen Hollywood adaptation remains in contractual limbo. (13 mins.)


Loop Ring Chop Drink

DIRECTOR: Nicolas Ménard – (United Kingdom)

The mundane story of a heartbroken man, an online gambling addict, an alcoholic kleptomaniac, and an anxious loner living in the same apartment building. (10 mins.)


Nina

DIRECTOR: Halima Elkhatabi – (Canada)

Sixteen-year-old Nina, lacking the ability to grasp the implications of her actions, tries to escape the demands of teen motherhood. (15 mins.)


Pa.

DIRECTOR: Kapitolina Tsevetkova-Plotnikova – (Russia, United Kingdom)

Everyone is unique and has their natural talent. Sometimes it really has to be discovered, because it needs you… Or she. (6 mins.)


Shok

DIRECTOR: James Donoughue – (United States)

The friendship of two boys is tested to its limits as they battle for survival during the Kosovo war. (21 mins.)


Waves ’98

DIRECTOR: Ely Dagher – (Lebanon)

Disillusioned with his life in the suburbs of segregated Beirut, Omar’s discovery lures him into the depth of the city and a world so close yet so isolated from his reality. (15 mins.)

Films in this Program

I Thought I Told You to Shut Up!!

Directed by Charlie Tyrell

In 1977, David Boswell created the comic book anti-hero Reid Fleming, the World's Toughest Milkman. More than 30 years later,

Loop Ring Chop Drink

Directed by Nicolas Ménard

The mundane story of a heartbroken man, an online gambling addict, an alcoholic kleptomaniac, and an anxious loner living in

Nina

Directed by Halima Elkhatabi

Sixteen-year-old Nina, lacking the ability to grasp the implications of her actions, tries to escape the demands of teen motherhood.

Pa.

Directed by Kapitolina Tsevetkova-Plotnikova

Everyone is unique and has their natural talent. Sometimes it really has to be discovered, because it needs you... Or

Shok

Directed by James Donoughue

The friendship of two boys is tested to its limits as they battle for survival during the Kosovo war.

Waves ’98

Directed by Ely Dagher

Disillusioned with his life in the suburbs of segregated Beirut, Omar's discovery lures him into the depths of the city

Genres: Short



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