Short Cuts: Program 5
First screened in September 2015
New Eyes Director: Hiwot Admasu Gitaneh. Kokom Director: Kevin Papatie. The Magnificent Life Underwater Director: Joël Vaudreuil. The Society Director: Osama Rasheed. She Stoops to Conquer Director: Zack Russell. Remaining Lives Director: Luisa Cocora. El Adiós Director: Clara Roquet. Twitter Capsule:
No clinkers, few coups. My faves were the angry Society and the compactly suggestive New Eyes and El Adíos.
I'm biased toward queer representations, but The Society seems like the obvious risk-taker here, with its depiction of gay love in Baghdad. Other shorts strong but hardly essential.