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04 March Saturday

International Shorts Spotlight 1: The Return, Pet, Le Risque Zero, Vicious

Byrd Theatre, 2908 W. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221 United States


An evocative and eclectic mix of short films from around the world.

The Return (dir. Pedro Branco)
Voided of love by being apart in war. Maria do Rosário waits for her husband who is fighting for his homeland. António returns home distant and cold, imprisoned in his memories and bitterness. She doesn’t understand the reason for his behavior. He is unable to explain what happened in the war. But life goes on, and a series of events leads them both to despair.

Narrative Short - Portugal, 20:00

Le Risque Zero (dir. Philippe Lacoeuille)
A baby is communicating with his parents from inside his mother's belly to negotiate his forthcoming birth. So naturally he hires a notorious lawyer...
Narrative Short - France, 28:40

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Pet (dir. Christos Liakouris)
Dimitris (a 10 years old boy) is the only child of a rich family. The only person that took care of him, his grandma, is dead. Now his only companion is his pet guinea pig. When Dimitris’ parents decide a cruel future for him, Dimitris, in order to survive, cripples the most pure side of himself.
Narrative Short - Greece, 11:21

Vicious (dir. Andrew Jeric)
Told through the eyes of those affected, a violent gang-initiation sets into motion a series of tragic and heartbreaking events over the course of one single fateful night.
Narrative Short - United States, 19:45


March 4
11:00 am - 12:10 pm
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Venue Name: Byrd Theatre
Address: 2908 W. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221 United States

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