MORNING SESSION 10-12 Rated R. This is a really heavy group of films this year.
Synopsis: A single mother receives a call from her seven-year-old son who is on vacation with his father in the French Basque Country. At first the call is a cause for joy, but soon it becomes a nightmare when the child tells her that he is alone, cannot find his father, and a stranger is approaching.
Rodrigo Sorogoyen and Maria del Puy Alvarado
Spain, 19 minutes
Synopsis: Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer. Alone in the wild, the two boys play around. Complicity evolves into a confrontation where one wants power over the other. This game will not prove as harmless as they thought.
Jeremy Comte and Maria Gracia Turgeon, Canada, 17 minutes
Synopsis: Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993 and continues to incite public outrage across the UK today.
Vincent Lambe and Darren Mahon, Ireland, 30 minutes