An exploration of all things cinematic awaits at this year’s festival — featuring 53 films from 16 countries, including documentaries, narrative films, spoken word, animation and music videos by filmmakers from as close as Trenton, Bradley Beach, and other parts of NJ to as far away as Kosovo, Spain, and Iran. A great opportunity to connect with fellow film lovers and filmmakers!
Trenton Film Society
Saturday, March 24 at 11am – Saturday Morning Shorts
(dir. Alireza Ghasemi, Iran, narrative, 15 minutes)
A 16-year-old girl is forced to deal with the responsibility and harsh bureaucracy of identifying the body of her mother.
(dir. Zgjim Terziqi, Kosovo, narrative, 26 minutes)
Based on a true story, Ana is a quiet, unmarried 40-year-old blind woman who lives month to month with each of her four sisters, who collect government assistance for her care.
The Guy Came on Horseback
(dir. Hossein Rabiei Dastjerdi, Iran, narrative, 15 minutes)
Set in rural Iran, a father must figure out what to do when he realizes his disabled son has fallen in love with their neighbor’s daughter.
Cup of Tea
(dir. Jitendra Rai, India, narrative, 3 minutes)
A young photographer chases a child who has grabbed her bag through the jungle, until he reaches his village, and she finds something unexpected.
(dir. Mohamed Kamel, Egypt, narrative, 15 minutes)
Nour lives alone with her father and finds herself in crisis when she hits puberty and can’t tell him.
(dir. João Inácio, Brazil, narrative, 10 minutes)
A young boy who has a hard time getting adopted from the orphanage creates an imaginary friendship with his only toy, a doll named Shala.
(dir. Salem Salavati, Iran, narrative, 15 minutes)
Shawbo finds herself with only 24 hours to become pregnant. Grasping at her last opportunity to be a mother, she visits the city prison.