TIFF 2017: Short Cutsby IMDb-Editors | last updated - 3 months ago
The world. In short form.
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1. A Drowning Man (2017)
15 min | Short, Drama
Alone and far from home, The Kid makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through his day. Surrounded by predators he is forced to make compromises merely to survive, his life of exile grows one day longer.
7. Charles (I) (2017)
10 min | Animation, Short
Charles is different, a boy with grown-up problems. At home he has to care for his mother who appears to be ill, and at school he is bullied. Longing for a normal family life, he escapes into a parallel world filled with frogs.
Director: Dominic-Étienne Simard
8. Crème de Menthe (2017)
22 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
A young woman returns to her home town after the death of her father. As a single daughter, she must empty the house of her father, who was a compulsive accumulator (or hoarder). She will ... See full summary »
11. Everlasting MOM (2017)
14 min | Documentary, Short
A daughter's fantasy of her mother, elusively portrayed at her own magical house and garden. The mother's image and voice are deconstructed and assembled again into an intergenerational ... See full summary »
14. For Nonna Anna (2017)
13 min | Short, Drama
In this raw and graceful testimony of intersectional womanhood, a trans girl has to care for her Italian grandmother. She assumes that her Nonna disapproves of her - but instead discovers a tender bond in their shared vulnerability.
18. Jodilerks Dela Cruz, Employee of the Month (2017)
13 min | Short
Previously dedicated to her job at a soon-to-close gas station, the subject devotes her last night of employment to some questionable acts, thereby reflecting the increasingly anarchic nature of the society around her.
22. Lower Heaven (2017)
21 min | Short, Drama
Tehran 2017, three days in life of two young undocumented Afghani brothers, recently immigrated to Iran, who see their destiny take a turn just as a better life seems to open up to them.
23. Magic Moments (2017)
20 min | Short
Largely left on their own due to their parents' jobs in other cities, a sensitive teenager and her kid sister must rely on themselves if they hope to glean anything from the life lessons they encounter.
24. Marlon (II) (2017)
20 min | Short, Drama, Family
Marlon, 14 years old, is visiting her mother in jail for the first time since her imprisonment. The young girl, protected by her family and relatives, stubbornly believes that her mother is still her childhood heroine...
25. Midnight Confession (2017)
West Berlin, 1989. Manny Jumpcannon prowls his dingy apartment, phoning various degenerates from his past. He's hoping for some uncertain vindication but the ensuing conversations only reveal his own sordid history of deceit.
28. Madre (2017)
19 min | Short, Drama
While at home in her apartment with her own mother in Spain, a woman gets a phone call from her six-year-old son, who's on holiday in France with his father. Every parent's nightmare ensues.
32. Push it (2017)
8 min | Short, Drama, Family
PUSH IT is a film about never being able to win, even though you're the best. Hedda tries to approach Adam in every way she can, but everything she does turns out wrong. But Adam gets to ... See full summary »
35. Shinaab (2017)
8 min | Short
An Anishinaabe man is restless and isolated in the city of Minneapolis, haunted by an ominous sense that he doesn't belong. A portrayal of Indigenous people's dislocation and alienation on their own land.
40. The Crying Conch (2017)
20 min | Short, Drama
A man is drawn into the footsteps of the historic Haitian slave leader; Mackandal. Following a man trapped in a curse which started centuries ago, this modern fable folds accounts of the ... See full summary »
41. La Mort, Père & Fils (2017)
11 min | Animation, Short
Death is re-imagined as a devoted family man whose son doesn't entirely understand his family's role in the grand scheme of things. As Dad tends to his duties, the boy performs a series of ... See full summary »
43. The President's Visit (2017)
19 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
When a small coastal town of fishermen learns about the secret visit of the President of the Republic to its local soap shop, they embark in an everlasting struggle at cleaning up and maintaining the perfect image of their town.
45. La casa del árbol (2017)
16 min | Short
A fiery young couple may be as hot for each other as they are ill-suited. An astute look at the stormy passions and knotty intensity that make some relationships alluring to the point of being unbearable.
47. Waiting for Hassana (2017)
10 min | Documentary, Short
In 2014, 276 teenage girls came together for exams in Chibok, Nigeria -- by dawn, nearly all had disappeared and their school was burnt. Jessica, an escapee, shares her haunting account of a friendship violently interrupted by Boko Haram.
Director: Ifunanya Maduka
48. We Forgot to Break Up (2017)
16 min | Short, Drama, Music
Evan Strocker returns to face the band he created and led to superstardom to seek permission for a tell-all memoir, but his band mates force him to confront the ultimate cost of ambition.
49. We Love Moses (2016)
15 min | Short, Drama
When Ella was twelve, she had her first fight. And when she was twelve, she discovered sex. Now eighteen, Ella reflects on how her obsession with her older brother Michael's best friend Moses left her with a secret she still carries.