International Shorts

International Shorts

April 3, 8:30 PM – April 3, 11:30 PM

Brattle Theatre


The short films in this program are presented with subtitles.


Maude and Clothilde have been together for several years, but no longer look at each other. Maude suddenly loses her hearing. Cut off from the world, she tries to get closer to Clothilde who constantly avoids her. It's a journey towards the other, an unreciprocated gaze.

Directed by Margot Gallimard 31 m French France


Jungho's mom comes up to Seoul and visits Jungho's place in a sudden and Jungho is not comfortable with her suddeb visit.

Directed by Seung Yeob Lee 20 m Korean South Korea

Astri and Tambulah

Astri is a 16-year old transwoman in a relationship with 17-year old Tambulah. Although it’s an unusual sight at the community where they live, nobody bothers them.

Subsisting on the coins people throw at them when they perform their traditional dance at the sea, everything is perfect except that Sama Badjao traditions and a pact made long ago require Astri to marry a woman she hardly knows.

Directed by Xeph Suarez 19 m Philippines

Silvia in the Waves

Noa and Mireille commit to the painful responsibility of organizing the obsequies for Jean, beloved husband and father identifying as a woman during the last months of her life. The vigil brings a clothing decision that threatens the complicity of the mother and son duo.

Directed by Giovana Olmos 13 m French Canada


A teenage girl, Sarah, returns to her father’s apartment earlier than expected, only to come face-to-face with his hired escort. In the moments that follow, distrust and prejudice give way to understanding, and maybe even friendship.

Directed by Ellie Rogers 16 m English United Kingdom

For Life

Looking for an engagement ring alongside her fiancé, Yasmin encounters her mythological ex-boyfriend.

Directed by Leon Livshitz 10 m Hebrew Israel