Explore childhood with a selection of 6 very different short movies. A dad walks around the globe and a mother and son forget to cut the cord. Trans themed coming of age stories, criminal parents and the things we don’t talk about. The best and the worst, the light and the heavy, Families contains the lot.
Soy una Tumba by Khris Cembe,12:32 min, Spain, France, 2018
Every night a boy watches his father unload a cargo of contraband tobacco. But one night it’s not tobacco…
Cat Days by Jon Frickey, 11:09 min, Germany, Japan, 2018
Jiro, a little boy, feels sick and his father takes him to the doctor, who diagnoses him with a harmless condition. Nonetheless, it shakes the core of the boy's identity.
The Monster by Laura Pop, 4:20 min, Romania, 2018
Living a constant adolescent drama with the monster inside her mind, a young girl embarks on a spiritual journey to make peace with herself and with the ones around her.
The Cord by Aleksandr Bubnov, 6:39 min, Ukraine, 2019
A mother, dominating her son with the wrong kind of love and care, won’t let him grow up but preserves his inner child in a helpless state of infantile dependency.
Purpleboy by Patrick De Carvalho, 13:55 min, Portugal, 2018/2019
Oscar is a child who sprouts in his parent’s garden. One day Oscar lives an extraordinary but painful adventure in an authoritarian and oppressive world. Will he manage to have the identity recognition he desires so much?
Opinci by Anton Groves, Damian Groves, 18 min, Romania, 2019
A film based on a true story about a record-breaking globetrotter and single father who attempts to explain to his young daughter about death, courage and the absence of her mother from their lives.