This week we bring you five new releases from around the globe!
First up is Corner Store (68 min), the true story of Yousef Elhaj, an Israeli immigrant in San Francisco. Yousef has spent the last decade saving enough money to bring his family from Bethlehem to America. Now that he finally has his U.S. citizenship, Yousef must come to terms with reality in both Israel and the US in order to make the right decision for his family.
Next we have Hail (4 min), an animated short about three hate-crime victims that meet up in heaven. Hail was commissioned for the upcoming Vic Campos documentary about Ed Hamell, also known as Hamell on Trial.
The French film One shot et petites conséquences (20 min) is a curious confrontation full of perversity and violence. Running along similar lines as films like Dogtooth, this surreal short might make you think twice before engaging in a one-night stand.
The next short, Sleeper (9 min), carries us into the world of an ex-marine triggered into hypnotic mind control and ordered to complete a deadly task.
And finally we have Wearing Normal (64 min), the feature-length story of two siblings coping with their mother’s request to be euthanized when her Alzheimer’s becomes too advanced. Making this decision, coupled with the brother and sister’s unresolved childhood issues, takes them on a dark but enlightening journey through the tattered tapestry that is their life.