HARD WORLD FOR SMALL THINGS
(Janicza Bravo, 2016)
Portraits of young minds and steel spines.
Narrative, 102 minutes
Thursday, April 19, 2018, 6:15pm ⎯⎯⎯ Hilan Theatre
Chandler | directed by Julia Kennelly, USA, 9:14
Feeling ignored on an important day, a 12-year-old girl seeks attention from an unexpected source.
وقت نهار (Lunch Time) | directed by Alireza Ghasemi, Iran, 15:57
A 16 year old girl goes to the hospital to identify the body of her mother. But age, bureaucracy, and culture might prevent her from seeing her mother one last time.
Varg (Wolf) | directed by Frida Kempff & Erik Andersson, Sweden, 11:41
In the shadow of a violent threat, a young woman must decide whether or not to take action to save her family’s way of life.
Marlon | directed by Jessica Palud, France, 19:50
Marlon, 14 years old, is visiting her mother in jail for the first time since her imprisonment. Protected by her family, she stubbornly believes that her mother is still her childhood heroine…
茧 (Cocoon) | directed by Mei Liying, China, 25:41
When Qingqing questions her mom’s odd relationship with a female friend, she discovers a secret that will unravel her peaceful family life and her burgeoning conceptions of love, sex, and female desire.
San Miguel | directed by Cris Gris, Mexico/USA, 19:30
In order to help heal her grieving mother, Ana, a devout 9 year old girl, pushes her faith to its limit in hopes of divine intervention.
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