Short Film Program

Love is Strange: Romance Shorts

Experience the depths of love and lust with this collection of audacious, heart wrenching, and occasionally filthy short films about l’amour.


Fri Jun 23 7:45 PM

As we continue to expand popular definitions and understandings of what love can be, we’re excited to present a series of shorts that present love in all its messy forms. A woman ruminates wistfully on life after a great love, an advertisement for the next trendy wedding accessory turns sinister, two friends explore tenderness and devotion within a platonic relationship, and a struggling married couple reconnect over a shocking moment of violence. The films in this lineup bear witness and help us come to terms with all the confounding emotions involved in modern love. Join us in Green-Wood Cemetery for a collection of audacious, heart wrenching, and occasionally filthy short films about l’amour.

The Films

The Breakthrough

Daniel Sinclair | US | 14

Jane and Teddy are on the brink of divorce. But when their marital problems come to a sticking point, they have an unexpected breakthrough.

Christopher at Sea

Tom CJ Brown | France, US, UK | 20

Christopher embarks on a transatlantic voyage as a passenger on a cargo ship. His hopes of finding out what lures so many men to sea sets him on a journey into solitude, fantasy and obsession.

Dessert Dachshund (Deserowy Jamnik)

Betina Bozek | Poland | 7

The film Dessert Dachshund directed by Betina Bożek is an original and surreal story about a Dachshund, who, enclosed in a wedding cake, bodes for the happiness of the young couple. The joyful disposition of the dog gives the mood to the animation, which in light and humorous way tackles the universal and significant in the present-day problem of the superficiality and ritualism of the most important moments and decisions in life.

Girl in the Water

Shi-Rou Huang | Taiwan | 7

Contemplation of torn walls and scars reminds the heroine of the ups and downs of love. The story is based on my personal experience, recreating the unique perspectives and inner sense of time that women have shown in the process of heartbreak and self-healing. A total of about 1,500 paintings have been drawn frame by frame by watercolors and pastels.

Super Nova

Juliette Saint-Sardos | France | 16

Sasha crosses Marseille from her flat on the heights of the city to the port. The city is beautiful, lively, sunny. Sasha's walk is a labyrinth of glances, of pregnant silences and sudden squalls of urban wind. Having reached the pier of the MUCEM, she waits for someone who is not coming...

Ur Heinous Habit

Eugene Kolb | US | 14

A blackmail email prompts a filmmaker to explore the intersection of shame and masturbation through a series of animated Zoom conversations with his friends.

Well Wishes My Love, Your Love

Gabriel Gabriel Garble | Sweden | 9

A boy lends his friend a prosthetic arm for the day.


Father Koi

Born and raised in New York City, Kara Lu started writing music at age 17, but didn't officially take on the name of Father Koi until the indie-pop release of "Halloween Dancer" in 2019. Since then, she has ventured into experimenting with different sounds and collaborating with various producers (as well as producing herself) to create a variety of sounds and genres that segue into the electropop/alternative genre, but never deviate from her trademark honest and stripped-down lyrics. <br><br>Her sophomore album "everything is a dream, but it is your dream" was released in April 2023, available for streaming on all services.

Event Details

7:45 PM
Doors Open & Reception
8:15 PM
Live Music from Father Koi
9:00 PM
Films Begin
10:40 PM
Q&A with Filmmakers


Green-Wood Cemetery

500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

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