april Kills

Narrative Shorts: Drama 3

120 minutes 8 Films

SLIFF's third dramatic program grapples with topics such as prison, capitalism, and the patriarchy.
In this program
April kills the Vibe

April Kills the Vibe

Directed by
Bonnie McKee
2020
14 minutes
English
When party girl April wakes up after a rowdy New Year’s Eve with a lot more than just a hangover, she calls her partner in crime to fill in the blanks, and the truth proves ugly.
August Sky

August Sky

Directed by
Jasmin Tenucci
2021
16 minutes
Portuguese
As the Amazon burns for the 17th day, a nurse in São Paulo finds herself drawn to a neo-Pentecostal church.
Faranak

Faranak

Directed by
Mehrnoush Alia
2021
16 minutes
Persian
A driver who has lost nearly everything worthwhile in his life finds redemption in a dog.
Goodbye to Yesterday

Goodbye to Yesterday

Directed by
Chae Talley
2021
19 minutes
English
In 1995, Clayton Teague returns to Granville, Penn., where he must decide the fate of the man who murdered his mother: his father.
Her Name is Carla

Her Name Is Carla

Directed by
Catia Biscaia
2021
11 minutes
Portuguese
While waiting for her incarcerated boyfriend, the impregnated Carla develops an unlikely relationship.
The Right Words

The Right Words

Directed by
Adrian Moyse Dullin
2021
15 minutes
French
Madhi wants to profess his love to Jada, but their social-media-savvy teen cohorts disrupt the moment.
Store Policy

Store Policy

Directed by
Sarah Arnold
2020
17 minutes
French
Lea begins a summer job as a cashier in a large supermarket chain and soon discovers the underlying violence of the workplace.
Yasha

Yasha's Tapochki

Directed by
Irina Gorovaia
2021
14 minutes
English & Russian
Tensions arise between two generations of Russian Jewish women when dealing with the tragic loss of the family patriarch.