MATTERS OF HEARTS

DAY 3 | Fri, July 24, 2020 | 2nd Show |1.30 PM

A heartwarming package of six narrative shorts from around the world, portraying the varied emotions of yearning hearts!

DRIVING LOUISE
Director: Isaac Knopf
22 min / 2019 / USA / English

Ezra is volunteered by her mother to drive a widowed 70-year-old neighbor, Louise, to visit her husband's out-of-state grave. On the road, Ezra's newfound insecurity with sexual identity builds while Louise silently recalls a hidden relationship with a woman fifty years before.


FICUS
Director: Andrey Volkashin
17 min / 2018 / Bosnia and Herzegovina / Bosnian

Almir is a closeted gay man struggling with self-acceptance. Left high and dry by his married lover, Almir decides to spend New Year’s Eve with his dying friend Militsa. As the city celebrates, the two talk about their lives and loves, but does Almir dare to tell his closest friend his deepest secret?


THE FAMILY ALBUM
Director: Anthony Chapman
19 min / 2018 / USA / English

A teenage home health care worker in the deep South forms a special bond with her first client, a trans man in the final months of his life.


STRANGERS
Director: Jamieson Pearce
13 min / 2019 / Australia / English

When Lillian is found in bed with another old woman at her aged care facility, the facility only see the risks of the situation. Familial tensions rise, but Lillian has other things on her mind.


BIRD OF PARADISE
Director: Alexander Zorn
13 min / 2019 / USA / English

A queer geriatric nurse learns one of life's hardest lessons when he falls in love with one of his elderly patients.


PULSE
Director: Rachel Gawie
14 min / 2019 / Israel / Hebrew

Three childhood friends arrive at the hospital to visit their dear friend, Nitai, for one last time before he flies to New York, where he will undergo a heart transplant surgery. Shira, one of the friends, becomes captivated by Naama, the girl working in the hospital’s cafeteria. In order to cope with Nitai’s worsening medical condition, the friends change their focus from Nitai to Shira and decide to help her win Naama’s heart.

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