A dying mother travels at near-light speed, bending time to watch her baby daughter grow up.
Filmmaker David Gaddie offers an moving, emotionally devastating paean to the enduring bonds of love and family, as a young mother makes a difficult choice to keep her love for her daughter alive.
An unnamed mother, ill with a terminal disease, has only two years left to live — and a baby daughter she wants to watch grow up.
To prolong her time with her little girl, the mother decides to go into space, where relativity will slow down time enough to allow her to visit her daughter only one night every seven years.
But the long stretches between visits brings a level of complication to their relationship, as mother and daughter attempt to forge a bond despite the distance of space and time.
The sci-fi special effects of “Beautiful Dreamer” — based on a short story by Ken Liu and adapted by the director and Steven Kelleher — are subtle but effective, as drones float in the sky and spaceships take off in the background.
The film’s real pyrotechnics are emotional, and will linger long after viewing, wrenching your heart well after its final, devastating moments.
By Charlotte Scott-Wilson |
A young cellist develops stage fright after one of her cello strings comes lose during an important performance.
A middle-aged woman battles her loneliness and boredom by robbing banks in the guise of a cowboy on her lunch break.
By Elham Ehsas and Azeem Bhati |
An Afghan village girl goes on her first date in London.
A once-legendary farmer takes a chance and invest his life savings in a thoroughbred piglet.
Two strangers, trying to avoid the crowd at a wedding reception, end up making an unexpected connection.
Two brothers caught in a time loop must traverse a series of maze-like events in order to prevent a catastrophic fire from occurring.
A young woman wakes up in a strange place, with a strange guy. Then, she start to piece together how she got there.
A couple's love life begins to slump, forcing them to reconsider the relationship and confront how intertwined they've become.
A bullied college student seeks out shooting lessons with an ex-militia member to prove his manhood.
A young man finds himself in between a food-truck and a brothel. Then, he meets his dream girl.
By Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart |
A heartbroken woman finds a one-night stand. But the guy lives two hours away... via public transit.
A man is convinced he'll die on his 10,000th day. But when he meets a girl at his cousin's funeral, things don't go to plan.
By Tyrees A. Lamptey |
A WW1 soldier is trapped in a trench with the enemy... and it restores their faith in humanity.
A hopeless romantic takes desperate measures to win her former lover back. But he already has a new girl at his side.
By Justin Robinson |
A marriage, broken by death, is kept alive by the memories held through grape soda.