THEMATIC SHORTS #4 – WHO WILL BURY US WHEN WE’RE DEAD?
12:30PM | LADY OF THE LAKE THEATRE | SUN, JULY 28 | 59m
“If you stare at something long enough, you start to see things that aren’t there…” A clash of cultures reflect on the long and winding path of the human condition, and the things lost, taken, and resurrected en route.
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Two families, similar identities. Fleeing violence, they sought refuge in Canada and began a new life. This is the experience of thousands of people in our great country and yet these stories go mostly untold. Arrival Archives is an artful exploration of newcomer arrival stories, told through a multi-generational viewpoint. The stories intertwine as one, illustrating that Canada’s cultural landscape is a communal experience shared by many different faces.
“Bravo Canada!” is a short experimental film that confronts past and present histories, and poetically examines the complexities of identity through cultural artifacts.
dir. Adam Khalil / Zack Khalil / Jackson Polys
2017 | United States | 10 min.
dir. Aaron Ries Dziadzio
2018 | Canada | 12 min.
As the summer days grow longer, 22 year-old Stefania — who lives with her aging Polish grandfather in the suburbs of Toronto — begins to spiral into fantasy in this unpredictable and darkly comedic drama about intergenerational disconnect and malaise.