FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

RATIO BETWEEN TWO VOLUMES (Shorts Program)

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


Taking a step back and getting a little perspective makes all the difference.


Taking a step back and getting a little perspective makes all the difference for these characters. When a girl isolates herself, an unseen friend reaches out to help her. In another short, a boy in Southern Italy struggles to overcome his fears. In the last short, everything in which Mr. Full engages himself daily remains within him. He never forgets a memory, a thought or an emotion. On the other hand, regardless of his constant efforts, nothing fulfills Mr. Empty. Until the day Mr. Full decides to confront his fears and Mr. Empty resolves to take a journey.


Shorts Program Duration: 77 minutes


Themes: Behavioral health, manage expectations, external supports


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


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

REFLECTION (Short Film)


Synopsis: Clara is a self-demanding, perfectionist, nine-year-old girl. Despite her efforts and the temptations her friend Bea offers continuously, she gets a failing grade in Physical Education. She has embarked along a path of obsessions and self-deception that will lead her to fall into a bottomless pit. A journey through darkness on which she'll lose everything including the people close to her, in particular her parents. Filled with doubt and questions, what will be the beacon to show her the way out of the tunnel?


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


Content Advisory: This film contains Mature Themes


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

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    11 minutes
  • Language
    Nonverbal
  • Country
    Spain
  • Premiere
    Chicago
  • Director
    Juan Carlos Mostaza
  • Producer
    The Cathedral Media