Short Cuts Programme 05  [2016]
Inner Workings / Shahzad / Plain And Simple (tout Simplement) / Mutants / Red Apples / Black Head Cow (engiteng' Narok Lukunya) / Submarine
DirectorAlexandre Dostie, Leo Matsuda, Elizabeth Nichols, Raphaël Ouellet, George Sikharulidze, Tanzania, Haya Waseem
CastHrachuhi Amiryan, Yatharth Bhatt, Sandrine Bisson, Mario Cadieux, Adel Chahine, Marguerite D'Amour, Joseph DeLorey, Sophina Elias, Julian Farhat, Francis La Haye, Alderic Kenné, Jérémy Labonté, Neema Kirika Laizer, Vahagn Martirosyan, Yumna Marwan, Naserian Mzee, Tanya Quirion, Julie Roussel, Varduhi Rushanyan, Saad Siddiqui
Inner Workings - Inner Workings goes inside a man’s psyche to show us the battle between his practical side and his carefree impulses. With great heart, a fun beat, and verve galore, this is a charming blend of cutting-edge and classic animation from the story artist for Big Hero 6 and Wreck-It Ralph.
Shahzad - Shahzad is a young Pakistani boy recently arrived in Canada. The friendships he strikes up with his new, easygoing buddies seem in sharp contrast to his rigid relationship with his father... until Shahzad discovers what lies beneath the formality.
Plain and Simple (Tout simplement) - Though isolated from each other and the world at large, the four characters in this spare and affecting drama share one thing: a fierce desire to alleviate their feelings of loneliness. Plain and Simple is another startling demonstration of the talents of Raphaël Ouellet, one of Canada’s most skilled young filmmakers.
Mutants - A teenager just trying to make it through the summer of 1996, Keven begins his baseball season with an accident that leaves him with a truly hideous black eye. This leads to a crash course in sex, sports, and scandal — taught by a hilariously unconventional coach — that demolishes coming-of-age story conventions.
Red Apples - The morning after her wedding, a young Armenian bride wakes up to a test of her "worthiness" — which also turns out to be a test of her new marriage.
BLACK HEAD COW (Engiteng' Narok Lukunya) - A bright student in a Maasai village learns that her arranged marriage to a much older man is imminent. Written by students in rural Tanzania, Black Head Cow intelligently outlines the pressures of traditional expectations.
SUBMARINE - Lebanon, 2017: a garbage crisis has led to terrible health threats, and acid rain triggers a town’s evacuation. But while Hala refuses to leave, she doesn’t want to be left alone either.
2016 Screening Schedule
“SHORT CUTS PROGRAMME 05” (2016 short films directed by Leo Matsuda, Haya Waseem, Raphaël Ouellet, Alexandre Dostie, George Sikharulidze, Elizabeth Nichols, Tanzania)
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Runtime1:32 (92min)
LanguageArabic, Armenian, English, French, Maasai, Swahili, Urdu
CountryArmenia, Canada, Lebanon, Tanzania, USA
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