Global Shorts @ 8
The Fledge Lansing / 1300 Eureka St, Lansing MI 48912 / Alcohol offered
Cost: $5 / Tickets: At the door only
Comedy, Coming-of-Age, Drama, Narrative Short, Romance, Short Film, Subtitles
The Bond Between Sisters
Jesper Haugsted / 2021 / 13 minutes / Danish / Denmark
Fanny has become infatuated with the handsome, womanizing Diego, for whom her heart aches.
One evening, at a party, she tries to make him jealous by letting a random man hit on her… It works. But this “random man”, Victorino, a Peruvian photographer, has no intention of giving up that easily.
Mathilde Bayle / 20 minutes / French / France
Barış is a theatre actor. Theatres are closed during the peak of the covid pandemic. To earn his living, Barış starts to work as a carrier for a newly established delivery service application. One day, as he delivers an order, the door is opened by his still beloved ex-girlfriend Duygu. Duygu and his new boyfriend Berk owned a dance school but they had to close it down due to the pandemic. Having problems with Berk, Duygu has already packed up to leave the house and comes across to Barış at her last night in the city. As the world is crossing a threshold because of the pandemic, Duygu and Barış sit down at the door’s threshold, and face with emotions long stuck on the threshold.
Egemen Kum / 5 minutes / Turkish / Turkey
Dasha, a young biologist, prepares to defend her Ph.D. on the Baikal seal. Her Ph.D. advisor is skeptical about Dasha’s love for animals, and her mother only cares about the girl not missing night prayers. A story about a conflict between science and religion, love and suffering, between what Dasha wants and what others push her to do.
Svetlana Belorussova / 2021 / 19 minutes / Russian / Russian Federation
A young indentured Chinese prostitute must overcome her toxic dependency on the brothel madam on the eve of the 1885 anti-Chinese riot in Eureka, California.
Miida Chu / 2021 / 15 minutes / English, Cantonese / United States
Vlada Goes to London
Vlada is a pizza delivery girl who lives in Haifa and dreams of becoming a famous DJ. Within a five-hour shift, we get a glimpse into her world full of pressure where she’s willing to do whatever it takes to find the money for a flight to perform at a festival in London.
Arti Savchenko / 2020 / 22 minutes / Hebrew, Russian / Israel
Time to Vote
What begins as an ordinary board in a traditional apartment building to vote the renewal of the elevator, turns into an unexpected debate about the limits of pacific coexistence.
Santiago Requejo Lopez-Mateos / 2021 / 14 minutes / Spanish / Spain