Behaving instinctively, although encouraged in children, often leads to mishaps and difficulty as one enters adulthood. In this offbeat medley of documentary and narrative shorts, various manifestations of acting out are strikingly realized, whether through the eyes of children at play in the woods or two trigger-happy policemen.
Delmer Builds a Machine
In this wordless comic gem, a tiny engineering genius builds an unusual device made up of sundry items, with calamitous results. (Landon Zakheim, USA 2010, 3 min)
Into the Middle of Nowhere
This warm and funny film lovingly captures the wonder of childhood as kids explore and test boundaries of reality through play and imagination. (Anna Frances Ewert, Scotland/Germany 2010, 15 min) In GGA competition.
The Strange Ones
A pair of anonymous drifters seeks refuge and relief in a motel swimming pool, where they are befriended by a young woman. On the surface all seems normal, but a sense of foreboding lies beneath in this taut, suspenseful drama. (Christopher Radcliff, Lauren Volkstein, USA/France 2011, 14 min) In GGA competition.
A jaded prostitute and her unexpectedly frisky trick share a tender moment in this curious love story. (Guérin Van De Vorst, Belgium 2010, 10 min) In GGA competition.
A couple of bumbling policemen respond to a routine call and get more than they bargained for in this hilarious Irish comedy starring the director’s father, Brendan Gleeson. (Domhnall Gleeson, Ireland 2010, 18 min) In GGA competition.
The Home Front
The familiar adage “home sweet home” is given new meaning as government mediators attempt to diffuse emotionally charged disputes between neighbors. (Phie Ambo, Denmark 2010, 40 min) In GGA competition.
Total running time 100 min.