Unparalleled in diversity of subject matter, technique and filmmaker intention, this year’s festival features 53 films from 16 countries, ranging from narrative features and documentaries to new media such as music videos and experimental works. See films by accomplished directors, local film students and emerging talents from all regions of the US, Canada, Europe, South Asia, Australia and the Middle East. A great opportunity to explore a wide breadth of film, meet many of the filmmakers and discover the local Trenton filmmaking scene!
Playing Saturday, June 13 at 4:30 pm:
Decay (Poland, Dir. Michal Stern Sterzynski, 15m)
In a story that starts in Los Angeles and moves to Poznań, Poland, we follow Sophie, abandoned by her husband after their child dies in a tragic accident. One day years later, a man with an Eastern accent calls saying he knows where her husband is.
The Cart (Bangladesh, Dir. Ashraf Shishir, 76m)
10-year old Habil and 7-year-old Kabil take care of each other while their ailing mother toils at the rice mill. Their father, a rickshaw-puller, has been missing for two years. The brothers find joy racing “bearing cars” made with wooden planks and rickshaw wheels, and decide to find a way to make their own cart.
Total running time: 91 minutes
Full festival schedule available at: http://trentonfilmsociety.org