• film

PARTNER EVENT:
BlackStar Film Festival

Tourments D’Amour

FEATURE NARRATIVE
France, 2016, 54 min.
Philadelphia Premiere
Dir. Jules Caroline
Two sisters go to their deceased grandmother’s house to sort her belongings. When Vanessa learns that Myriam has also invited their estranged father for lunch, it is too late to flee, and confrontation is inevitable. Facing this distant father, the older sister tries to hide her wounds behind a mask of perfection while the younger one chooses cynicism and provocation.

Screens With:

Class 15

SHORT NARRATIVE
United Kingdom, 2016, 13 min.
Philadelphia Premiere
Dir. Dean Leon Anderson
A cordial parents’ evening at a secondary school descends into accusations and chaos when a teacher finally meets the mother of his difficult student.
 
Daddy’s Girl
SHORT NARRATIVE
United States, 2016, 9 min.
World Premiere
Dir. Jeanette McDuffie 
On the day of her 10th birthday party, Lia wants nothing more than to have her unreliable father attend. When he doesn’t show up, she’s forced to face some real-world realities.
 
The First Stone
SHORT NARRATIVE
United States, 2016, 15 min.
Philadelphia Premiere
Dir. Kaisan Rei 
Reigh is released from prison in time to say goodbye to her dying mother. She returns to find not just her mother but her whole world unraveling.

Hold On
SHORT NARRATIVE
United States, 2017, 9 min.
Philadelphia Premiere
Dir. Christine Turner  
Family bonds are tested when a young man is left to care for his grandmother one morning.