Partings, reunions and complicated family dynamics are all at play in these films exploring mothering and motherhood. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, this shorts program explores the spaces between generations where hurt and healing are possible.
Total runtime: 87 mins
Natalie Shirinian / USA / 2020 / 11 mins / Armenian, English
Parev Mama follows a first-generation Armenian-American queer woman caught between truth and tradition, forced into a confrontation with her mother after she comes home late after a night out with her girlfriend.
The Only Beautiful Thing
Elizabeth Irwin / USA / 2020 / 15 mins / English
In The Only Beautiful Thing, Nikki and her partner Margaux agree to foster Sinatra, a rescue pitbull paired with Nikki’s incarcerated mother and who offers Nikki a chance to process some long repressed emotions.
Jung Hye Won / Korea / 2020 / 22 mins / Korean
An estranged mother and daughter are brought together in a crisis are offered a chance for a truthful reconciliation in A Companion.
Jessica Smith / Australia / 2020 / 7 mins / English
The Test is a charming comedy about a lesbian couple taking that next big step together as a couple—will they be able to handle the results?
Faraz Arif Ansari / India / 2021 / 30 mins / English, Hindu, Urdu
Sheer Qorma is a moving story of identity and belonging, about a queer Muslim couple that attempts a family reunion after years apart.