Long Distance | Short Film of the Month

Short Film of the Month November 2021

Long Distance

By Anoop Lokkur with 7.2

drama · Short Films

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Long Distance delves into the tumultuous relationships modern day youngsters share with their parents, often defined by their conflicting opinions and beliefs. Ayushi, an Indian working in Australia, has to deal with a nagging mother who wants her to settle down with a suitable boy from the same caste. Despite having explicitly conveyed her negative feelings on marriage, the mother keeps looking for chances to bring up the topic, which leaves the protagonist in visible distress.

The short film portrays how sometimes even the most well-meaning family members can leave their loved ones overwhelmed and under immense emotional burden. The misguided attempt to control the child's life, a direct product of the patriarchal, heteronormative society we inhabit, ultimately creates a disconnect or barrier between the two parties, underlines the film.
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