The Present: The powerful truth told by a splendid short movie

Whether it’s buying a Christmas gift, a birthday present or a wedding anniversary gift, you always want to treat that special someone with the perfect present. Whatever that will be, you will probably find it. Not only because you can order almost everything online, but also because there’s probably a shop nearby you can buy…

3 Feet : A joy-inducing film capturing an adventurous day with Gonzalo, a ten-year-old boy attempting to keep his shoes clean despite his love for football challenging his intentions

3 Feet is a joy-inducing film capturing an adventurous day with Gonzalo, a ten-year-old boy attempting to keep his shoes clean despite his love for football challenging his intentions. An excellent combination of live-action and animation adds to the film’s whimsy and childlike amusement. Director Giselle Geney pulls audiences back in time to once again…

Charles Xiuzhi Dong’s AFTER CLASS is a symphonic masterpiece of film

After Class by Charles Xiuzhi Dong “There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings” -Hodding Carter Charles Xiuzhi Dong’s short film After Class is a symphonic masterpiece of film.  A virtuoso of film, he takes on an orchestral journey that hums with suspense and…

Jun Bae’s Turf Nation is an exciting and timely film

  Turfing is an Oakland-born dance form that combines roots in gang culture with elements of tutting, gliding and bone breaking; Turf Nation is a documentary directed by Jun Bae, a Tokyo-born Korean creative director, that follows the street dancers as they perform on BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) trains and try to weave their…

The Fall: No words, much tension

What do “A Quiet Place”, “Us”, and “The Boat” have in common? They put you on the edge of your seat with stunning cinematography and almost no dialogue. Now we can add “The Fall”, the short film from writer/director Jonathan Glazer (“Under the Skin”, “Birth”) to that list. Because his movie only lasts six minutes,…

Nefta Football Club: A unique story with an unexpected twist

You might know him from his wonderful short film “Tempus fugit” that was released in 2001 but now writer/director Yves Piat is back with an even more delightful short movie. In his “Nefta Football Club”, he combines humour with darkness, playfulness with dangerous situations and the love-hate relationship between young brothers. The result? A wonderful,…

Cynthia: A stunning short film about the importance of love

We all want it. Someone to hold, to love and to be with for the rest of our lives. Not everyone finds it as easy to come across as others, especially not when your love for a person isn’t mutual. Sadly, that’s what happened to Cynthia, her unanswered love results in a tragic event told…