Family Tag Archive

Live Action, Premiere

A Dark Family Secret Is Delicately Uncovered in Reiff Gaskell’s Nuanced Father-Son Drama ‘Monster’

Reiff Gaskell explains his use of a shifting lighting scheme and thoroughly-composed score to create the unsettling journey of his family drama.

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Live Action

Christmas Is a Time for Coming-Of-Age in Annie St-Pierre’s Festive Short ‘Like the Ones I Used to Know’

Annie St-Pierre tells DN why and how she staged her coming-of-age story about a broken family amidst the melancholy of the festive period.

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Live Action, Premiere

Mark H. Rapaport Renders a Disturbing Vision of Family Therapy in ‘Andronicus’

Mark H. Rapaport reveals how he created the portrait-style cinematography which accentuates the tensions in his perverted family drama.

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Live Action

Generational Difference Causes a Tense Familial Clash in Dan Thorburn’s Stirring Drama ‘Salt Water Town’

Dan Thorburn opens up about the core themes of masculinity and generational difference he sought to explore in his drama 'Salt Water Town'.

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Documentary

A Mother and Daughter Forge a New Path in Empathic Doc ‘I Thank My Mother for My Hair’

Anna Dobos reveals how she and co-director Susie Peng created a therapeutic atmosphere on set for their intimate short documentary.

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Live Action

Peier Tracy Shen’s Chinese-American Drama ‘Like Flying’ Carefully Captures the Painful Tumult of Growing Up

We learn how Peier Tracy Shen used 16mm to imbue her naturalistic coming-of-age drama 'Like Flying' with a nostalgic expressionist sheen.

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Live Action

A Young Thief Longs for the Comfort of the Mothers She Steals From in Melissa Anastasi Aquatic Drama ‘Chlorine’

DN talks to Melissa Anastasi about interweaving visuals of water to create a lyrical film about the yearning for nurturing familial bonds in 'Chlorine'.

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Film Festival, Live Action

Srdan Golubović on Creating a Balkan Version of ‘Paris, Texas’ in Devastating Family Separation Drama ‘Otac’

Srdan Golubović's compelling tale of dogged determination 'Otac' details one man's extraordinary 300km journey on foot to save his family.

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Film Festival, Live Action

A Teenage Girl With Autism and Her Sister Tackle Life After a Bereavement in Rosie Westhoff’s ‘Our Sister’

Rosie Westhoff discusses working with teenagers, the importance of a good producer and pushing beyond expectations on her new short 'Our Sister’.

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Live Action

The Events of a Party Derail an Intimate Mother-Daughter Bond in Renée Marie Petropoulos’ ‘Tangles and Knots’

Learn why director Renée Marie Petropoulos wants to spark "provocative internal dialogue" in audiences with her challenging short 'Tangles and Knots'.

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Live Action

A Young Woman Traverses the Five Stages of Grief in Anna Fredrikke Bjerke’ Reflective Short ‘Outline’

Anna Fredrikke Bjerke talks to us about using the Nordic landscape as an expressive canvas for her intimate portrait of the grieving process in 'Outline'.

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Documentary

Ellie Wen Sets a Cathartic Process in Motion and Touches Souls in ‘Single Mother Only Daughter’

Ellie Wen discusses turning the camera on herself and publicly sharing heart-wrenching memories from her troubled childhood in her rawly personal short doc.

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