ALT | International Shorts
When teen Danya gets a visit from his divorced father at his summer arts camp on the day of the camp’s big performance, he is overwhelmed by conflicting emotions. Though there is some joking around when they actually get together, parental neglect is at the forefront of this story of strained relations, expectations, and disappointment. A terrific lead performance really catches the boy’s frustrations: we see his inner turmoil being expressed in his dance piece, consciously or unconsciously. This very well-made film gives us a powerful picture of the problems Danya’s fairly self-centered father’s intermittent involvement is causing at an age when he clearly wants some of dad’s attention and approval.