Shorts Program 2 screens virtually nationwide from 5/4 to 5/9.
Access this year’s ND/NF virtually nationwide or in FLC theaters!
- FLC Virtual Cinema: The public-facing rental platform for FLC members, students, seniors, and the general public.
- MoMA Virtual Cinema: Free exclusively for MoMA members starting April 28th.
Denise Fernandes, 2020, Portugal/Switzerland, 18m
Cape Verdean Creole and Portuguese with English subtitles
En route to visit a sick relative in her native Cape Verde after a 14-year absence, Salomé (Yaya Correia) runs into a childhood acquaintance in the Lisbon airport and accepts an invitation to spend her stopover at the woman’s home. Anchored by the unhurried sensitivity of Correia’s performance, this gentle vignette simultaneously evokes the melancholic absences and unexpected joys of shared diasporic memory.
Saulė Bliuvaitė, 2020, Lithuania, 15m
Lithuanian with English subtitles
The camera fills the role of a silent, pensive passenger in this documentary, tucked in the back of various stretch limos as they navigate the streets of Vilnius along with a vibrant assortment of fellow travelers: teens gossiping, older women commiserating, schoolchildren huddling together for strobe-lit selfies. With patience and humor, Saulė Bliuvaitė deftly interweaves these slices of life to capture the rhythms and moods of a city in transit.
Ostin Fam, 2020, Vietnam, 22m
Vietnamese with English subtitles
An alien in human guise visits Vietnam in search of materials for his home planet, and finds a sprawling construction site erecting a mega-temple. This quietly observed sci-fi tale probes questions of home, belonging, and spirituality while reflecting a changing world mired in capitalistic exploitation.
Beyond Is the Day
Damian Kocur, 2020, Poland, 24m
Arabic, English, and Polish with English subtitles
The arrival an undocumented migrant from Palestine disrupts the routine of a lonely rural ferryman, and transforms daily life in his tiny riverside shack, in this dryly humorous and intricately textured fable, shot in velvety black and white.
Summits and Ashes
Fernando Criollo, 2020, Peru, 18m
Quechua and Spanish with English subtitles
In the Peruvian mountains, rituals offer connection between participants and the divine. Resplendently realized in black and white by director Fernando Criollo, this documentary captures a place where the heavens meet the earth.
Access the entire festival slate and SAVE with the Virtual All-Access Pass for just $275 ($348 value).
All ND/NF screenings include recorded filmmaker Q&As! Virtual ticket holders will be able to access these conversations in the Virtual Cinema timed to when the film premieres. In-theater ticket holders will be sent access to a private YouTube playlist at the start of the festival.