FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

TELL ME A SECRET (Shorts Program)

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


Unexpected situations make for unexpected decisions.


Unexpected situations make for unexpected decisions. In one short, Elise is responsible for delivering school assignments to her friend, Salima. When confronted with a sudden revelation, can Elise dig deeper to help her? In another short, a talented dancer hesitates to put herself out there and wishes for a twin. Be careful what you wish for! In the last short, Jasja unexpectedly finds herself in totally new living circumstances and yearns for the past. Will she realize family is what you make of it?


Shorts Program Duration: 75 minutes


Themes: Secret friends, new friends, sticking with friends through tough times; recognizing coping behavior and mechanisms.


Language: This program is presented in English, Susu, French, and Belarusian with English subtitles.


Content Advisory: This program contains Mature Themes.


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

SALIMA (Short Film)


Synopsis: Elise is responsible for delivering school assignments to her best friend, Salima, who has a serious illness. Elise struggles to understand how to take care of her friend while dealing with her own emotions of fear and loss. When Salima says that she might die, Elise dreams of their metaphorical journey together.


Program Type: 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
    2018
  • Runtime
    15 minutes
  • Language
    French with English subtitles
  • Country
    France
  • Premiere
    North American
  • Director
    Marie Cecile Lucas
  • Producer
    Ambroise Le Guay