FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

IDENTIFICATION STATION (Shorts Program)

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PUBLIC PROGRAM - Groups of 12+ tickets CLICK HERE for Group Reservation Form


In this collection of shorts, characters find the solution to their external problems by looking inward.


The characters in this collection of shorts look inward to find resources for managing outward circumstances. In a mockumentary, Jessie is unhappy, constantly comparing her development with others until she learns to strive in her own way. In another short, Zhenos comes of age while living in a converted hotel for refugee families. In another short a boy struggles with the shadows that chase constantly chase him, until he realizes his classmates face similar stresses.


Shorts Program Duration: 72 minutes


Themes: Identity, self-reflection, overcoming isolation, anxiety, daily stress.


Language: This program is presented in English, Nonverbal and Farsi with English subtitles.


Content Advisory: This program contains Mature Themes.


Geoblocking Notice: This program is only available in the Chicagoland area.

CITY PLAZA HOTEL (Short Film)


Synopsis: In a converted hotel in Athens, Zhenos has been living there with her family in a state of perpetual uncertainty. Utilising layered imagery, the film documents the complex reality of an Afghan girl whose coming of age navigation continues to be shadowed by dark memories.


Program Type: School Program and Public Program – Groups of 12+ tickets CLICK HERE for Group Reservation Form 


Content Advisory: This program contains Mature Themes.


Geoblocking Notice: This film is only available in the Chicagoland area.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    14 minutes
  • Language
    Farsi with English subtitles
  • Country
    France
  • Director
    Anna-Paula Hönig
  • Producer
    Martin Berléand