FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

LIFE CYCLES (Shorts Program)

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We’re always going through some changes or helping others make a change in their life cycle.


The characters in this collection of shorts are either going through changes or helping others make a life cycle transition. In one short, when John discovers a family photo album, the images guide his imagination, transforming his grandpa's memories into interpretive drawings and reinvigorating their relationship. In another short, a talented girl grieves the loss of her mother. Talia is a budding gardener, but she's restricted from leaving the house. With the help of a kind neighbor, can she finally let her let her passion flourish?


Shorts Program Duration: 68 minutes


Themes: Cycle of life, coping and behavioral self-care activities, manage expectations, developing support systems; helping elderly companions with managing daily life on an Alzheimer journey.


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


Content Advisory: This program contains Mature Themes.


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

NAPO (Short Film)


Synopsis: John, unable to understand the illness that drives his grandfather between past and present states. When he discovers an old album full of photographs he lets the images guide his imagination, transforming his grandpa's memories into drawing interpretations. In turn, this shapes their relationship into a history of remembrance and memory building.


Program Type: Public Program - Groups of 12+ tickets CLICK HERE for Group Reservation Form


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

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    17 minutes
  • Language
    Nonverbal
  • Country
    Brazil
  • Premiere
    Chicago
  • Director
    Gustavo Ribeiro
  • Producer
    Thais Peixe