International Program

November 10 - 15, 2020

The Mark
USA / Suspense / 15mins

Director/Writer: Devin E. Haqq

Producer: Korey Jackson

Cast: Catherine Curtin, Kana Hatakeyama

A young single mother struggles against ominous forces, whom she believes are bent on taking her infant daughter.
The Present
Palestine / Drama / 24mins

Director/Writer: Farah Nabulsi

Writer: Hind Shoufani

Producer: Ossama Bawardi, Farah Nabulsi

Cast: Saleh Bakri

On his wedding anniversary, Yusef and his daughter, Yasmine, set out in the West Bank to buy his wife a gift. Between the soldiers, segregated roads and checkpoints, how easy would it be to go shopping?
Time & Days
Italy / Drama / 20mins

Director/Writer: Alessia Buiatti

Producer: Massimo Belluzzo

Cast: Sara Lazzaro, Emma Frison

"One day you and I will go away together." "Where do you want us to go?”
Daniele and Caterina have a friendship beyond definition, living between sky and sea, at the precious age of eleven.
Unpot
USA / Short / 26mins

Director/Writer: Huieun Park

Producer: Mead McCormick, Kristopher Wile

Cast: Jongok Yeon, Greena Park

"unpot" features Kyung-Ja, a woman iwith Alzheimer's disease, and describes her last day before she is sent to a nursing home; this is her last day outside of confinement. For her children and others around her, she is a problematic old lady, but she has her own world and her last desires.
Untitled (Sans Titre)
France / Romantic Comedy / 24mins

Director/Writer: Clément de Dadelsen

Producer: Clément de Dadelsen, La Compagnie de la Flibuste

Cast: Arthur Provost, Bérénice Coudy

Jules is about to publish his first novel but cannot find the right title with his publisher. He therefore decides to go to Lisbon to convince the greatest title writer to find him one for free. The old man finally accepts but offers him a very strange deal...
What's This Country Called Now?
USA / Drama / 37mins

Director: Joseph Pierson

Writer: Joseph Pierson, Aida Cerkez

Producer: Joseph Pierson, Damir Ibrahimovich

Cast: Zrinka Cvitesic, Rade Serbedzija

"What’s This Country Called Now?" is based on the experiences of Aida Cerkez, a Bosnian woman who worked as a reporter throughout the Siege of Sarajevo. She spent four years enduring incessant bombing and sniper fire, and sharing Sarajevo’s story with the world.
Wichita
USA / Drama / 6mins

Director: Sergine Dumais

Writer/Producer: Bo Price

Cast: Maxim Roy, Jeremy Sisto

Sara is in bed with her lover when her husband calls. When he asks for something in his sock drawer, she runs home, stalling for time, asking endless questions about Wichita, Kansas.
The Worcester 6: Heroes Remembered
USA / Documentary / 21mins

Director/Writer: David Shilale

Writer: John Murnane, Michael Middeleer

Producer: Eric Skvirsky

Six brave men, the families they left behind, and a fire department that will never forget. On December 3, 1999, six firefighters from Denis Leary’s hometown of Worcester were killed in the Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse fire. Among the dead were Leary’s cousin and his close childhood friend. In response, the actor founded the Leary Firefighters Foundation.
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