2021 Damn These Heels Queer Festival


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Queer family, chosen and otherwise, constitute the connection between the films that fall in the Apples & Trees program. Parents and their children navigate the complexities of coming out, staying out, and living out in this collection of shorts desiccated to the space between generations.

Eggshells director Salva Doytcheva masterfully focuses the audience's eye on vibrantly rendered details while piquing interest in what is happening offscreen, all while incorporating wild soundscapes to heighten the action on screen as well as what lies just outside the frame. 

In this bittersweet story about a woman’s longing for acceptance from not only her lover’s family but her own distant father, we witness the emotional toll it seems to be taking on her through the fragile materiality of an easter egg’s red shell. 

Eggshells is the winner of the Best Short Film award at the Golden Rose Bulgarian Feature Film Festival and also played at 2020 POFF Shorts. It will also be showing at Moving Images – Open Borders.

– Atticus Reo, Damn These Heels programming committee member

  • Year
  • Runtime
    15 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
    Intermountain West Premiere
  • Rating
    Not Rated
  • Director
    Slava Doytcheva