Tainted Love

Tainted Love

These aesthetically diverse short films delve into the self-conscious anxiety and sweet pain of falling in and out of love, and all the wonderfully agonizing emotions in between. Filmmakers in Attendance

Sun 06.16 845pm

Sun 06.16 515pm


Shorts

Yulia

Antoine Arditti / France / 2009 / 6 min

In this quirky animation about unexpected love, the lives of a single woman, an unhappy wife and her obstinate husband are amusingly reordered with the pull of a lever (or four).

To Get a Date

Jeannie Wong / USA / 2010 / 7 min

After a failed marriage and relationship, Jeannie begins interviewing people on the intricacies of dating. Created for Digital Histories, a community digital video training and storytelling program organized by the DISKovery Center and Visual Communications, both in Los Angeles.

Boys and Girls

Chris Tipton-King / USA / 2010 / 5 min

In this whimsical short, a boy and girl prepare for a big date and go about checking off their grooming rituals with a warm and familiar anxiety.

Dirty Bitch

Suh Koh / Singapore / 2009 / 14 min

Inspired by Claire Denis's 1996 French film NENETTE E BONI, this darkly comedic short explores the twisted minds of Chen Ming Jun, a young police constable with sexually explicit fantasies, and his pregnant and violent sister.

The Bus Pass

Narissa Lee / USA / 2010 / 3 min

A young woman anxiously tries to plot her first move when the person of her dreams gets on the bus in this amusing San Francisco-based short.

I'm in the Mood for Love

Jason Karman / Canada / 2010 / 7 min

After fantasizing about wooing him back, a singing telegram worker has an unexpected encounter with his ex-boyfriend.

Brides Wanted

Michael W. Wong / USA / 2010 / 5 min

In this short documentary on modern arranged-marriage customs, Jatesh, a 20-something Indian American, must balance his family’s insistence on being involved in picking his wife with his own autonomy.

The Last Dance

Michi Tanioka / USA / 2010 / 6 min

Michi spotlights her husband, and their nearly 50-year marriage, after his recent health complications in this short film for Digital Histories (see TO GET A DATE).

Hip Star

Jason Nou / USA / 2010 / 4 min

When some jeans don’t dry before a big date, a young man accidentally stumbles onto, and embraces, hipsterdom.

A Lover's Fragments

Hayoung Jeon / South Korea / 2010 / 23 min

A young woman listlessly remembers her former love in this experimental short about loss and hope.

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