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International Shorts: Morality Plays

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Morals are being challenged on many fronts. The protagonists in this program of short films are all faced with difficult moral choices and they don’t always make the right decisions.


Q&A Oct 3 & Oct 5


This short film program includes the following films:

The Silent Ones
Basile Vuillemin, France/Belgium/Switzerland (20 min)

At the end of an unsuccessful fishing trip, a small trawler’s desperate captain and crew ultimately agree they have to do something risky, but potentially lucrative, to change their fortune.


Solar Eclipse
Alireza Ghasemi, Raha Amirfazli, France/Iran (15 min)

A teen girl and her two friends and are off for an afternoon in the largest park in Teheran to photograph a rare total solar eclipse.


A Moral Man
Paul and Simon Wade, UK (19 min)

A right-to-die evangelist must wrestle with his faith and morality when his latest client turns out to be not what she claimed.


For Real
Ernest Lorek, Poland (19 min)

A young man’s house party takes an unexpected turn when his gangster neighbour breaks into his apartment.


Alaa Algburi, Iraq/Jordan (10 min)

A symbolic examination of how men treat women in most of the Middle East from a young woman’s perspective.


The Lone Wolf
Filipe Melo, Portugal (24 min)

A talk show radio host has chosen emotions as his theme for tonight’s show, which proves surprisingly banal until he gets a call from an old friend.


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Country of Origin





Various with English subtitles

Content Warning

Domestic Violence, Gender or Sexual Discrimination, Sexual Violence, Child Abuse

107 min

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