Saturday, Jan 27 @3:30pm
Saturday, Feb 10 at 11:30am
We all need someone to watch over us, and in these films from seven very different countries, we meet kids, parents and siblings who teach each other important lessons about love, understanding and growing up.
(Andrea Popovic, UK, animation, 2016, 5 min, Serbian with English subtitles) US premiere!
A little girl named Vida is sent away by her mother in order to survive World War II.
(Shingo Usami, Australia, live action, 2015, 10 min, English and Japanese with English subtitles) No premiere status
A father and a son find love and cultural identity firmly squeezed into a Japanese riceball.
Watch the trailer: http://www.shingousami.com
Someone Good Will Find You
(Leelilia Strogov, USA, live action, 2016, 9 min, English) Seattle premiere!
A well-intentioned Chinese immigrant father tries to teach his son, David, how to make it in America. But the lesson backfires when the boy learns another lesson altogether.
(Apollonia Thomaier, USA, animation, 2016, 4 min, nonverbal)
A young girl in the Bronx finds escape from an unhappy family life through her graffiti art.
Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzw9yXHsB0I
(Norman Tamkivi, UK, live action, 2017, 10 min, English). Seattle premiere!
Feeling lonely in a new school, young Mike becomes obsessed with buying a fancy toy the other kids are playing with together.
Lost & Found
(Liam O'Neill, Ireland, live action, 2016, 15 min, English) no premiere status, leave blank
Charlie thinks he has a brilliant plan to help his grieving mother - but things don't turn out as expected.
(Alex Camilleri, Malta/USA, live action, 2017, 12 min, English and Maltese with English subtitles) US premiere?
A boy must trek across his island home to retrieve a rare, delicious fruit that can redeem his sister in the eyes of their beloved grandmother.
Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/221430273
(Manuela Rüegg, Switzerland, live action, 2016, 18 min, English and German with English subtitles) North American premiere!
Maximilian loves escaping into his imaginary world where he embarks on a journey to the moon. However, the adventure is being threatened by his overambitious mother.
Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/217487619
Content advisory: Riceballs and Lost and Found have plots that deal with the death of a parent. In Adija, a girl witnesses her parents have a verbal fight. In Vida, there is a brief spooky scene in an orphanage. In Prickly Pear, there is some suspense and danger, and a mother makes her daughter stand in a corner.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122