Forget Me Not
By Florine and Kim Nuesch | Drama
A mother with bipolar disease disrupts her two daughters' lives and burdens them to grow up early.
Sapphire and Zoe are two little girls growing up together in the 1970s. Like other girls, they go to school, take dance classes and play together. But unlike others, they grapple with a family secret: their mother is bipolar, and the illness disrupts their lives.
When the mother loses her job, the daughters are forced to grow up early, taking on the role of caring for the person supposed to take care of them.
Writer-directors Florine and Kim Nuesch have crafted a beautiful, sensitive, finely wrought drama about the relationship between parents and children, especially when one of those parents is struggling with a mental illness.
Shot in warm, burnished light and crafted with images that are both resonant and gentle, the storytelling is subtle, attuned to the microcurrents created by shifting subterranean emotions, which ripple out and affect the people around them.
The film is anchored by wonderfully natural performances, and the relationship between mothers and daughters is wholly believable. The family is clearly full of genuine love and affection, but the difficulty in maintaining stability deeply affects the two sisters, who struggle with the uncertainty of never knowing what will happen with their mother.
Semi-autobiographical in nature, “Forget Me Not” is a profoundly moving short that illustrate how mental illness affects not just the one struggling with it, but the loved ones around them. Mental illness is often ignored and many who suffer from them are often excluded from communities. But it’s not just the sick who are isolated, but their most vulnerable loved ones as well.
By Richard Raymond |
A love story -- filmed during an actual solar eclipse -- about a looming moment that can change everything.
A young woman wakes up in a strange place, with a strange guy. Then, she start to piece together how she got there.
By Marshall Tyler |
A day in the life of a bathroom attendant in a Los Angeles nightclub.
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.
By Patrick Muhlberger |
A man who thinks he's a samurai wants revenge on a DJ for ruining his niece's school dance.
Two friends climb a mountain, connected by a rope. But when one falls, the other's life hangs in an unstable balance.
The lone survivor of a failed mission to Mars uses his last moments to transmit a message of hope.
A young man finds himself in between a food-truck and a brothel. Then, he meets his dream girl.
By Damien O’Donnell |
A woman is excited about the approaching birth of her first child. But then, it doesn't match her expectations.
By Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart |
A couple is determined to plant a tree in the middle of winter following the loss of their child.
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.
A lonely woman travels to Barcelona and meets a tall, dark stranger. Then, he challenges her to live in the moment... with him.
A hopeless romantic takes desperate measures to win her former lover back. But he already has a new girl at his side.