TIDESDirected by Masami Kawai
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A family attempts to repair their estrangement with an outing to the beach. Five-year-old Kai tries to make sense of her new family configuration with her dad’s return. The alienation of a family seems more challenging to mend than the promise of a summer afternoon.
Director, Writer, Producer: Masami Kawai
Co-Producer: Daniel Steinhart
Director of Photography: Topher Osborn
Sound Designer: Borja Sau Razquin
Cast: Wanetah Walmsley, Wally Rudolf, Carolina Hyoun Borolla
It’s more than a lyric in a Dave Matthews song – it’s the name of a short film program line-up! More importantly, it defines the emotional rhythms and themes reverberating through these films; each featuring mysterious forces that attract and repel us, sometimes affecting disparate beings in the most unlikely ways. – Faroukh Virani