Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 9:30 PM
This December, BxFW collects standout international short films by women directors:
- MILK. Director: Pennie Hunt. 2019. New Zealand. 16:37 min. January 1945: on a lonely farm in coastal New Zealand, a young widow confronts two crewmen from a German submarine who have come ashore on a secret mission – to get fresh milk.
- FIRST MISSION. Director: Hilary Soo and Yao Jiaqi. 2021 Singapore. 3:48 min. A 3D animated comedy about a novice Grim Reaper on their first job. The project works around the limitation of Maya’s hardware 2.0 renderer to achieve an Arnold-like quality.
- STORK (Bangau). Director: Fanny Bratahalim. 2021. Singapore. 7:20 min. A film exploring the (de)construction process of the director’s diasporic identity. “Remember who you are, and how you were raised. At the end, you will return whence you came from.
- MORE THAN TWO. Director: Yen-Sheng Wu. 2020. Taiwan. 9:13 min. Robin and Ashley are two aliens on a secret mission to record and experience human life and culture. They get shocked by the gender stereotype norms in human society, and decide to return to their planet to find true freedom.
- HEART OF BRASS. Director: Lauren Sandercock. 2020. United Kingdom. 3:30 min. A surreal account of events surrounding a determined passion for brass music when your teeth are standing in the way. This autobiographical film reflects the bitter-sweet love of finding joy from an outside perspective.
- PETER WALTER. Director: Teresa de Almeida. 2020. United Kingdom. 11 min. Peter must escape his overprotective parents in order to become a Second World War journalist.
- BLÜTE. Director: Raito Low. 2020. Taiwan. 4.5 min. A girl feels a tinge of love in her teenage heart for the first time. Plants symbolize femininity. Seeds represent birth and rebirth. Break traditional Eastern ideas of love, and let the seeds grow.
- uNpACKAGING Cara B. Director: ziREjA. 2018. Canary Islands. 10 min. The uncomfortable truth of how trash starts by being left scattered on the street during an outdoor party, to how it arrives to nature in various ways.
- DRAGON RECIPES (Δρακοσ Μαγειρεματα). Director: Maria Pavlou. 2019. 7:12 min. Cyprus. a sweet story about friendship and acceptance. A young apprentice witch decides to create her own dragon using an old recipe and magic spells.
- RÁFAGA. Director Michelle Malley Campos. 2010. Puerto Rico. 16 min. A naive, teenage girl is swept into court by tragedy when the boy she blindly fell in love with betrays her trust in him.
Program presented in English and Spanish with subtitles.
9:30 PM | Bronx Film Wednesdays Digital on BronxNet TV — Hosted by BronxNet’s Sonyi Lopez.
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Bronx Film Wednesdays (BxFW) screens new, little-seen, and standout indie films that you will love! Travel the world and open your mind to stories as wild and from as far as the imagination can go — romance, comedy, action, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, thriller, drama, music, sports, animation, documentary, and more! Carefully selected to illustrate cultural, aesthetic, and geographic diversity. This year, BxFW goes digital in partnership with BronxNet Community Television, bringing our monthly screenings online and to public access television!