MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival
1. Nefta Football Club, France, dir. Yves Piat, 17 min.
In Tunisia, two football-loving young brothers find a donkey lost in the middle of the desert on the border with Algeria. But why is the animal wearing headphones over its ears?
2. Debris, USA, dir. Julio Ramos, 14 min.
After a disastrous event on his construction site, Armando acts quickly to save his crew, but instead stumbles upon an unspeakable truth. “Debris” is an intense and visceral glimpse of the grim world of human labor trafficking.
3. Driving Lessons, Iran, dir. Marziyeh Riahi, 12:48 min.
Local laws say Bahareh’s husband must accompany her to driving lessons so she and her instructor will not be alone, a task made more complicated when the two men don’t get along.
4. Tipped, Canada, dir. Alysse Leite-Rogers, 13:48 min. A waitress at an upscale restaurant reaches her tipping point with a table of difficult customers and concocts a special dish of revenge.
5. Sylvia, United Kingdom, dir. Richard Prendergast, 16:53 min.
Our love affair with the automobile means that a car can feel like it is part of the family. Sometimes it’s more than that.
6. The Match, Finland, dir. Pia Andell, 15:38 min.
Two middle-aged women turn a friendly game of tennis into an intense competition but stand united at the end of the match when they discover one thing in common.
7. Malou, Germany, dir. Adi Wojaczek, 14 min.
Rejected by a famed dance school, Malou gets a chance to prove that she’s destined for a career as a dancer despite the odds seemingly stacked against her.
8. This Time Away, United Kingdom, dir. Magali Barbe, 14 min.
An elderly man lives as a recluse, haunted by his past and memory of the family he once had, until a non-human visitor arrives and disrupts his isolation.
9. A Family Affair, United Kingdom, dir. Florence Keith-Roach, 13:08 min.
When Annabelle wakes up alone in a stranger’s bedroom on her 30th birthday, she thinks the day cannot get any worse. But then Bernard walks in and he is no the man of her dreams.
10. At the End of the World, USA, dir. Fon Davis, 13:08 min.
In an apocalyptic future, a lonely government worker finds solace with a soldier during the last World War. But their future together is threatened when the soldier is sent back into battle.
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