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Friday, August 7 • 12:15pm - 2:15pm
Women's Shorts Package: Adversity is the Mother of Progress

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Albertine | Directed by Patrick Hernandez | 20 mins. Comedy, Romance | Belgium, 2014. 

Since her husband passed away, Albertine - a 81 year-old woman - decided to isolate herself from the world and disconnect from all social life, apparently waiting for death with haste. One evening, while the old lady tries with difficulty to change a light bulb in her living room, Ms. Lietard, the tattletale of the building, showed up at her place. Determined to give her a hand, this lead to the introduction of the neighbor in the apartment, Mr. Dumont, so, the intention is to let Albertine spends an unforgettable night.

The First Step | Directed by Vanessa Clemént | 13 min. Drama | France, 2014.

The first few minutes of a first date. Time to get to know each other and arouse desire. A man like any other, a woman who seems like no other. Two people, together, about to take their first step.

90 Days | Directed by Timothy Yeung | 18 min. Drama | Canada, Hong Kong, USA, 2014 | New England Premiere.

Li Jan, a girl from china arrives in Hong Kong with a 90 day tourist visa, to be prepped and brought into the world of underground prostitution. During this first night she is guided by a groom, Tat, through different back alleys into a series of red light motels, while trying to make a single a phone call. As she goes deeper and closer, the reality creeps in, and the phone call seems beyond her grasp.

Withdrawal | Directed by Fahimeh Aghahasani & Peiman Naimi | 30 min. Drama | Iran, 2014 | East Coast Premiere.

Shirin, a painting student who is living in dormitory, is graduated now. according to her father's insist; she has to go back to her hometown, but that's impossible, because she has a very big problem... 


Friday August 7, 2015 12:15pm - 2:15pm
Metcalf Auditorium - RISD Museum Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903

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