Cast: Lynn Chen, Pooya Mohseni
It’s been a decade since Naomi and Kris have seen or heard from each other. A quick dinner date suddenly becomes an emotional evening where they explore their complex history and how both of them have grown.
Filmmaker Mari Walker masterfully directs this grounded and touching story of two individuals, who have felt pain in the past. Actors Pooya Mohseni and CAAMFest favorite, Lynn Chen showcase their talent with two outstanding and brave performances. This memorable film, an official SXSW 2021 selection, is a must watch.
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About the filmmaker: Mari Walker (she/her) is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has been accepted into over 250 film festivals including Sundance, SXSW, Frameline, and Outfest, garnering a total of 76 awards & 52 nominations. Mari’s work consistently explores identity through multiple forms and genres, championing the shared humanity of others through narratives that promote empathy and understanding.
Her film The Soul of a Tree won Best Short Documentary at the Kerry Film Festival in 2016. Swim, her first narrative short, won the Audience Award at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival.
Art, animation, archival footage, and digital video are interwoven in this transnational meditation through time and space of an international art student carrying a heavy burden.