Tales from the Passenger Seat: Narrative Shorts Program 2

The Orphan

The Orphan

Parking

Parking

Truck Slut

Truck Slut

Anemone

Anemone

Elena

Elena

Those Bad Things

Those Bad Things

The Orphan

Directed by Carolina Markowicz

(2018; 15 minutes; Brazil; Portuguese)

Jonathas has been adopted but then returned due to his 'different' way. Inspired by true events.

 

Parking

Directed by Ahmad Seyfipour

(2018; 9 minutes; Iran; Farsi)

A man while stealing witnesses something supposed to be left in the dark. Both parties must reckon with the unspoken consequences.

 

Truck Slut

Directed by Ryan Craver

(2018; 15 minutes; USA; English)

A lonely, gay 13-year-old reflects on his complicated love for his volatile sister, the night she humiliated him, and her disappearance from their small, Southern town.

Anemone

Directed by Amrou Al-Kadhi

(2018; 18 minutes; UK; English)

Anemio is a non-binary teenager, failing the expectations of women at home, school and church. Their only respite is the local marine shop, where Anemio feels at peace with the many magical hermaphroditic sea creatures. So when pressures escalate, Anemio decides to escape social binaries by transforming themselves into an anemone.

Elena

Directed by Ayerim Villaneuva

(2017; 22 minutes; Costa Rica; Spanish)

Elena is a 17 year old teenager who has doubts about her sexuality. She lives with her grandmother who is a repressive and hard-to-please religious woman and in the midst of it all, her cousin Julia appears at her house, bringing new airs to her life and awakening Elena's need to discover herself.

Those Bad Things

Directed by Loris Giuseppe Nese

(2019; 10 minutes; Italy; Italian)

You cannot choose your parents or the place where you are born. These are the thoughts of a daughter who cannot rebel. The time goes by slowly inside and outside their home. Family problems are silenced, the Campania region suburbs lie on the background.