Short Reviews of Short Films - Take 1

The Sand Castle

Posted on April 12, 2018 - 1:47pm

The Sand Castle
Available via Kanopy
Directed by Co Hoedeman
Release Date: June 1, 1977
Running Time: 13 minutes
Country: Canada|
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This Oscar-winning short film features a human-like sand man that builds a small team of companions—each charmingly different—and together they create a dwelling made of sand.  Just as they finalize their work, a storm arises.  What will the sand man and his companions do?  Invest 13 minutes of your time in this pleasant, wordless film to find out. 


Available vie Kanopy
Directed by Nathalie Andre
Year: 2017
Running Time: 19 minutes
Country: France
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A group of teen boys make—and document—poor decisions on a hot Sunday afternoon.  This short offers an intense glimpse into the social lives of youth in the French Ardennes.  Includes images and themes some viewers may find disturbing.

--Elsworth Carman, Library Director