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Narrative Shorts: Cosmopolitan Delights

An eclectic mix of crowd-pleasing shorts that includes animation, dark comedy, and horror.

123 minutes 10 films
Available Nov. 5-22
Available in the U.S.

Black Boys Can't Cry

Black Boys Can't Cry

Directed by
Victor Gabriel
2020
5 minutes
English
A dutiful and loving Black father is haunted by a secret that he continues to bury in silence.
Killing Small Animals

Killing Small Animals

Directed by
Marcus Svanberg
2020
11 minutes
English
When a woman kills a butterfly, she gets a sense of relief, a feeling of control, but only for a brief moment.
Patriot Day

Patriot Day

Directed by
Nailah Robinson
2020
14 minutes
English
An 11-year-old Muslim-American girl waits for her mother to come home from the Pentagon on 9/11.
Postcards from the End of the World

Postcards from the End of the World

Directed by
Konstantinos Antonopoulos
2019
23 minutes
Modern Greek
Trapped in their marriage, Dimitra and Dimitris try to endure a summer vacation with their two daughters on a remote island when human civilization unexpectedly collapses.
Sad Beauty

Sad Beauty

Directed by
Arjan Brentjes
2020
10 minutes
English
In a heavily polluted world, a young woman mourns the disappearance of animal species. When she falls ill due to a bacterial infection, nature appears to send her a message in her hallucinations.
Saving Chintu

Saving Chintu

Directed by
Tushar Tyagi
2020
25 minutes
English & Hindi
An LGBTQ American couple travels to adopt a child living with HIV from an Indian orphanage, but will they be able to cope with the cultural challenges?
The News

The News

Directed by
Lorin Terezi
2020
15 minutes
Albanian
When an Albanian man working in Greece discovers a corpse, the townspeople back home compete with each other to get on national television.