Would You Look at Her - Shorts Program


78m
SECTION: Short | Shorts Programs

Feast your eyes and come travel the globe with this astounding array of women’s dramatic shorts, with complexly woven plots of intrigue, deceit, and what family ties can really mean when the chips are down.

A prize winner at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Would You Look at Her, from Macedonia, follows a hard-headed tomboy who uncovers the unlikely solution to all her problems in an all-male religious ritual. In Goddess, a closeted lesbian in India risks losing her family as she pursues her household maid, Devi. Kate makes a bargain with her terminally ill brother, who agrees to let her use his sperm if she comes out to her family that night in Tooth and Nail. From Australia, Concern for Welfare focuses on Ali, a gay Lebanese probationary constable at odds with her Muslim brother’s toxic behavior, but an unexpected encounter makes her rethink her battles. And finally, Lea and Court Matheson, a happily-married lesbian couple with a son return to Lea’s hometown to attend the funeral of her best friend, with some surprising results, in The Inherent Traits of Connor James.

— FRANCES WALLACE

FILMS IN THIS PROGRAM

Would You Look at Her

DIRECTOR Goran Stolevski | 2017 | Macedonia | 19m | In Macedonian with English subtitles
In this Sundance Film Festival prize-winning short from Macedonia, a hard-headed tomboy spots the unlikely solution to all her problems in an all-male religious ritual.

Goddess

DIRECTOR Karishma Dube | 2017 | India | 13m | In English, Bengali, and Hindi with English subtitles
Set in New Delhi, a closeted lesbian risks family and social boundaries as she pursues her household maid, Devi.

Tooth and Nail

DIRECTOR Sara Shaw | 2017 | USA | 20m
A sister makes a bargain with her terminally ill brother. He agrees to let her use his sperm if she comes out to her family that night.

Concern for Welfare

DIRECTOR Fadia Abboud | 2018 | Australia | 12m
Ali, a gay Lebanese probationary constable, is constantly at odds with her Muslim brother’s toxic behavior, but an unexpected encounter makes her rethink her battles.

The Inherent Traits of Connor James

DIRECTOR Ally Pankiw | 2017 | Canada | 14m
A dark dramedy that follows Lea and Court Matheson, a happily-married lesbian couple, and their three-year-old son as they return to Lea’s hometown to attend the funeral of her best friend.

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