Shortsfest 2020 PROGRAM 6

Shorts Program Six

88 min. 

 

PRESENTED BY:

DADDIO

A comedy about death. A year after the sudden passing of their beloved wife and mother, a dad and daughter grapple with life after loss. Grief looks very different on both of them. Paul, played by Michael McKean (BETTER CALL SAUL, SPINAL TAP), is manic. He gets a perm in order to look like Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill and begs neighbors to hot tub with him. Abby, played by Casey Wilson (SNL, HAPPY ENDINGS) is depressed. She sleeps in her closet and takes pills that mask her urges to urinate out of sheer laziness. At its heart, DADDIO is a love story between a father and daughter. Unfortunately, based on real life events. (Casey Wilson, USA, 18 MIN)

WHY SLUGS HAVE NO LEGS

Slugs were not always without limbs. But they have always been slow. In fact, they are so slow that they become unbearable for their co-workers, the ever-busy bees. During the big financial crisis in the city of insects, the bees see only one way to save their once flourishing business. What follows is a big step in the evolution of animals. (Aline Höchli, Switzerland, 11 MIN)

SOUTH OF BIX

A story about Molly, a young woman who returns home to say goodbye to her estranged grandfather before he passes. As Molly tries her best to seek connection in spite of her Grandfather’s dementia, the interaction tests each other’s limits and Molly’s ability to forgive. The film explores how we navigate our personal allegiances and family ties. (Justine Lupe, Briana Pozner, USA, 14 MIN)

SORRY NOT SORRY

Feride is on her way home from a party when she meets a group of young choir-singing boys in a wooden boat. When she helps them with their motor problems, she is unwillingly taken out for a ride in the Swedish summer night. (Julia Thelin, Sweden, 15 MIN)

ALL CATS ARE GREY IN THE DARK

Christian lives with his two cats Marmelade and Katjuscha. As he is yearning to become a father, he decides to fertilize his beloved cat Marmelade by an exquisite tomcat from abroad. (Lasse Linder, Switzerland, 18 MIN)

AWAITING DEATH

A son arrives at the hospital to watch his father’s death bed. When the son wants a last nice moment, his father would rather find out what to do with the two opened cans of mustard. (Lars Vega, Isabelle Björklund, Sweden, 12 MIN)