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Family Matters (15*) + ScreenTalk

Underwire Film Festival

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Often messy, sometimes hilarious, but always sincere, these films explore familiar relationships from many angles.

These emotionally taut and creatively ambitious shorts follow the complicated dynamics that exist between parents, children and siblings. Extraordinary situations merge with the everyday to explore notions of grief, alienation, shame, belonging and love. These beautifully crafted stories, ranging from the tense return of an absent sibling to an immigrant father dealing with his son being wounded in his home country, guarantee an emotional gut punch.

Total running time approx 96 min

This film is F-Rated. The F-Rating is a classification for any film which is directed by a woman, and/or written by a woman.


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