Kua Fu

Narrative Shorts: Experimental

A collection of mind-bending, form-expanding work.

108 minutes 13 Films
Available Nov. 5-22
Available Only in MO/IL

Big Touch

Big Touch

Directed by
Christopher Tenzis
2019
3 minutes
No Dialogue
Through the power of touch, a giant woman and a tiny man experience an unexpected transformation.
Castle

Castle

Directed by
Ryotaro Miyajima
2019
5 minutes
No Dialogue
A castle architect discovers the possible role of a tearoom as a place for warriors to regain humanity.
Crab

Crab

Directed by
Shiva Sadegh Asadi
2020
11 minutes
Persian
A shy, withdrawn boy has his heart set on joining the school theater group, but the only role offered to him is that of a crab.
Jack

Jack

Directed by
Faiyaz Jafri
2019
2 minutes
No Dialogue
Jack is naked. Jack is pretending to play guitar. Jack looks silly.
Kua Fu Chasing the Sun

Kua Fu Chasing the Sun

Directed by
Xia Mu
2019
12 minutes
Chinese
When Kua Fu is dumped by his girlfriend at the lantern festival, his instincts tell him to run toward the sun.
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Ô

Directed by
Chloe Dupeyrat
2019
8 minutes
No Dialogue
Dark and dreamlike underwater pictures engage citizens and cause them to consider their relationship with burning issues.
Savior

Savior

Directed by
Christopher Oroza-Nostas
2020
5 minutes
English
Using a century of presidential and political speeches as its threads, the film weaves a tapestry that represents a divided nation.
Serial Parallels

Serial Parallels

Directed by
Max Hattler
2019
9 minutes
No Dialogue
Hong Kong's signature architecture of horizon-eclipsing housing estates is reimagined as parallel rows of film strips.
Urban Sphinx

Urban Sphinx

Directed by
María Lorenzo
2020
5 minutes
No Dialogue
Faces look at us with wide-open eyes, as if to tell us that we exist. But do we?
Wake

Wake

Directed by
Cartter Evans
2019
12 minutes
English
Trapped in a world between life and death, Ophelia attempts to break free of grief over her father’s suicide.