Close and Far
The parent-child relationship is one of the most complex, evoking a whole spectrum of emotions.
This collection of shorts explores life situations that can shape these relationships permanently, difficult choices that parents can be sometimes faced with and journeys in the search for connection and understanding.
Total running time 108 min.
Films in this programme
Due to the changing economic situation in Kosovo, the tradition of parents building identical houses for their children takes on a new meaning.
Dir Samir Karahoda. Kosovo 2019. 14min
A look at the challenges of living in a small Australian town, portrayed through the lens of a novelist and her teenage son.
Dir Kalu Oji. Australia 2018. 12min
An intimate portrait of a couple raising their child gender neutral.
Dir Louisa Rechenbach. UK 2019. 12min
Adults reflect on the experience of losing a parent at a young age in this animated documentary.
Dir Diana Cam Van Nguyen. Czech Republic 2018. 10min
Dawn in the Dark
When a young girl’s father is taken to hospital, a familial bond between her and her uncle is tested.
Dir Runyararo Mapfumo. UK 2019. 16min
Welcome to the Ball
Two children from different backgrounds form a loving friendship.
Dir Adam Vincent Wright. USA 2019. 5min
Mahalia Melts in the Rain
In preparation for a ballet photoshoot, Mahalia and her mother visit a hairdresser.
Dir Emilie Mannering, Carmine Pierre-Dufour. Canada 2018. 11min