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2018 Sundance Shorts

Genre: Fiction, Documentary, Animation, Comedy Detail for individual films below Rating: NR

The 2018 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 95-minute theatrical program of seven short films selected from this year’s Festival, widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years. Including fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, the 2018 program offers new audiences a taste of what the Festival offers, from laugh-out-loud comedy to contemplative reflections of the world we live in. **Maude** _U.S.A, 10 minutes. Written and directed by Anna Margaret Hollyman._ Teeny thought it was just another routine babysitting job – until she's shocked to meet the client. As the day goes on, Teeny decides to become the woman she had no idea she always wanted to be...until she gets caught. **Baby Brother** _U.S.A., 14 minutes. Written and directed by Kamau Bilal._ The director's baby brother moves back in with his parents. **The Burden** _Sweden, 14 minutes. Written and directed by Niki Lindroth von Bahr._ A dark musical enacted in a modern shopping center, situated next to a large freeway. The employees of the various commercial venues deal with boredom and existential anxiety by performing cheerful musical turns. The apocalypse is a tempting liberator. **Hair Wolf** _U.S.A., 12 minutes. Written and directed by Mariama Diallo._ In a black hair salon in gentrifying Brooklyn, the local residents fend off a strange new monster: white women intent on sucking the lifeblood from black culture. **JEOM** _U.S.A., South Korea, 4 minutes. Written and directed by Kangmin Kim._ A father and a son both have the same big birthmark on their butt. Believing that the two birthmarks are connected, the son scrubs his father's birthmark to remove it – but he just can't get rid of it. **Fauve** _Canada, 16 minutes. Written and directed by Jérémy Comte._ Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer. **Matria** _Spain, 21 minutes. Written and directed by Álvaro Gago._ Faced with a challenging daily routine, Ramona tries to take refuge in her relationships with her daughter and granddaughter.

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