WINNERS & NOMINEES

JUNE 2017

The Cherry Tree
The Cherry Tree

WINNER - Best Film Director: Matthieu Boivineau Runtime: 26 minutes 27 seconds Release date: February 9, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A large cherry tree in a garden, a family, moments of life, time passing by. Through the 4 seasons, this majestic cherry tree changes, this family too. Like a poem about passing time and an ode to nature, a reflection on our changing identities...

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The Interview
The Interview

RUNNER-UP - Best Film Director: Marc Gurung Runtime: 17 minutes 38 seconds Release date: September 4, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: Christophe, in his thirties, black, passes a job interview in the company where his girlfriend, Emma, works. The same night, convinced he got the job, the couple celebrates the event. But in the heat of the moment, Christophe asks himself if he will be chosen for his skills or if he received special treatment. The evening has only just begun...

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RUNNER-UP - Best Film Director: Thanassis Vassiliou Runtime: 19 minutes 53 seconds Release date: March 30, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Mystery Country: Greece Synopsis: The country’s Nationalist Party has just rented the building of an old Film School. It starts interviewing young people to man the Association’s Communication Area. Two young women go through various interviews, leading to the revelation of dark secrets.

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The Shortest are Always the Best!
The Shortest are Always the Best!

NOMINEE - Best Film Director: Daniel Jenny Runtime: 16 minutes 10 seconds Release date: January 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: Film with sketches in the form of three amoral fables with epilogue in which the characters will learn at their expense that it is better to consult or to think before acting.

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Best Documentary

Breathe
Breathe

WINNER - Best Documentary Director: Jonathan Remple Runtime: 3 minutes 46 seconds Release date: March 1, 2017 Genre: Documentary Country: United States, Egypt, Portugal, United Kingdom Synopsis: Freediving tests the limits of human potential. For Rebecca Illing, this breathless "meditation with consequences" released her from addiction. Her journey to self acceptance takes her to unspeakable depths, where she finds absolute peace of mind at the bottom of the sea.

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Over There
Over There

NOMINEE - Best Documentary Director: Piotr Malecki Runtime: 29 minutes 5 seconds Release date: April 25, 2017 Genre: Documentary, Social Country: Poland, United Kingdom Synopsis: Two Polish families in the UK discuss the experience of their migration. Poles make up almost half of the population of a small British town of Boston. 19 yrs old Ola came to UK for love, to join her boyfriend. They both work hard and save money for the wedding of their dreams.

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Moonlight Princess
Moonlight Princess

NOMINEE - Best Documentary Director: Elke Margarete Lehrenkrauss Runtime: 13 minutes Release date: March 1, 2017 Genre: Documentary, Experimental Country: Israel, Germany Synopsis: Despite her albinism and only 8% sight, it is the 19-years-old Ruths greatest dream to become an actress. But her way is full of small hurdles of everyday life, which we experience with her in an audiovisual voyage.

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Documenting Donald
Documenting Donald

NOMINEE - Best Documentary Director: Brett Sanders & Darren R. Reid Runtime: 9 minutes 47 seconds Release date: March 6, 2017 Genre: Documentary, Web/New Media Country: United Kingdom, United States Synopsis: Historian-filmmakers Brett Sanders and Darren R. Reid took to the streets of New York in 2016 to document the Donald Trump phenomenon. Unlike Trump’s critics, however, his supporters refused to appear on camera.

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Best Experimental

Moonlight Princess
Moonlight Princess

WINNER - Best Experimental Director: Elke Margarete Lehrenkrauss Runtime: 13 minutes Release date: March 1, 2017 Genre: Documentary, Experimental Country: Israel, Germany Synopsis: Despite her albinism and only 8% sight, it is the 19-years-old Ruths greatest dream to become an actress. But her way is full of small hurdles of everyday life, which we experience with her in an audiovisual voyage.

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Variations on Breathing
Variations on Breathing

NOMINEE - Best Experimental Director: Jean Carlo Ramirez Runtime: 3 minutes 18 seconds Release date: October 30, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Animation, Experimental, Music Video Country: United States Synopsis: How can we embrace our true selves amid an ocean of false social constructs and unconscious biases?

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The 3rd Woman
The 3rd Woman

NOMINEE - Best Experimental Director: Benjamin Nicolas Runtime: 1 minutes 53 seconds Release date: May 5, 2017 Genre: Experimental, Web/New Media Country: France Synopsis: If you look at yourself too much, you loose yourself.

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Best Student Film

COAT CHECK LADY
COAT CHECK LADY

Director: Ekaterina Golubeva-Poldi Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: June 8, 2016 Genre: Student Film Country: Russian Federation Synopsis: Who knows which demons may be awakened by insolence or blind love? As the old adage goes: the theater begins with the coat check. Galina Alexandrovna, a coat check lady at one of Moscow's most prestigious theaters, is fueled by a grand sense of purpose. All the world's a stage and the coat check lady is clearly a key player.

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IL VOLERE DI (D)IO
IL VOLERE DI (D)IO

Director: Lavinia Del Croce Runtime: 18 minutes Release date: May 20, 2017 Genre: Student Film Country: Italy Synopsis: 250 million years ago one of the first humans gives birth to the idea of God . Since then God will be unfairly accused to be the responsible of all the pain of the world until one day accidentally discover an ability that allows him to be heard from the people.

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UNPAID INTERNS
UNPAID INTERNS

Director: Brendan Hughes Runtime: 18 minutes Release date: May 1, 2017 Genre: Student Film Country: United States Synopsis: An econo-terrorist cell of American millennials give some tall buildings the what-for.

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Best Animation

Reminiscenses
Reminiscenses

WINNER - Best Animation Director: Erika Weiste & Reetta Neittaanmäki Runtime: 12 minutes Release date: January 31, 2017 Genre: Animation, Documentary Country: Finland Synopsis: Animation documentary examines memory processes via recollections of four interviewees. What kind of memories linger and what short of stories awaken when a person is reguested to tell a life story freely, without leading to any subjects or themes.

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Kramer
Kramer

NOMINEE - Best Animation Director: Chrisitna Avagliano Runtime: 3 minutes Release date: April 24, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Animation, Student Country: United States Synopsis: "Kramer" illustrates some of what happens when a dog is raised for service. Inspired by real events and past history with a local guide dog association, the animation seeks to inform and inspire others to welcome such puppies into their homes.

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Self Portrait
Self Portrait

NOMINEE - Best Animation Director: Cody Greene Runtime: 2 minutes 37 seconds Release date: April 14, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Animation, Experimental Country: United States Synopsis: Self Portrait is a short about the healing properties of creation; Using art as a means of coping with inner turmoil such as depression and anxiety. It's about self reflection; carving out a portrait that doesn't shy away from the past, but rather, presenting it in an honest light, no matter how painful.

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Best Music video

Fires
Fires

WINNER - Best Music Video Director: Natalie Erika James & Benjamin Morgan Runtime: 3 minutes 29 seconds Release date: March 2, 2017 Genre: Music Video Country: Australia Synopsis: Consumed by a virtual reality set in a reimagined 1950s, a player’s longing for motherhood transcends the rules of the game.

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Bad Brother
Bad Brother

NOMINEE - Best Music Video Director: Hugo Jouxtel Runtime: 5 minutes 16 seconds Release date: April 14, 2017 Genre: Music Video Country: France Synopsis: A young man is armed and on the run. He’s hiding at a motel with his eight-year-old sister. When the police find them, he does his best to distract her attention from the inevitable dramatic outcome.

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Variations on Breathing
Variations on Breathing

NOMINEE - Best Music Video Director: Jean Carlo Ramirez Runtime: 3 minutes 18 seconds Release date: October 30, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Animation, Experimental, Music Video Country: United States Synopsis: How can we embrace our true selves amid an ocean of false social constructs and unconscious biases?

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Best Director

The Cherry Tree
The Cherry Tree

WINNER - Best Director Director: Matthieu Boivineau Runtime: 26 minutes 27 seconds Release date: February 9, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A large cherry tree in a garden, a family, moments of life, time passing by. Through the 4 seasons, this majestic cherry tree changes, this family too. Like a poem about passing time and an ode to nature, a reflection on our changing identities...

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The Interview
The Interview

NOMINEE - Best Director Director: Marc Gurung Runtime: 17 minutes 38 seconds Release date: September 4, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: Christophe, in his thirties, black, passes a job interview in the company where his girlfriend, Emma, works. The same night, convinced he got the job, the couple celebrates the event. But in the heat of the moment, Christophe asks himself if he will be chosen for his skills or if he received special treatment. The evening has only just begun..

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NOMINEE - Best Director Director: Thanassis Vassiliou Runtime: 19 minutes 53 seconds Release date: March 30, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Mystery Country: Greece Synopsis: The country’s Nationalist Party has just rented the building of an old Film School. It starts interviewing young people to man the Association’s Communication Area. Two young women go through various interviews, leading to the revelation of dark secrets.

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The Shortest are Always the Best!
The Shortest are Always the Best!

NOMINEE - Best Director Director: Daniel Jenny Runtime: 16 minutes 10 seconds Release date: January 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: Film with sketches in the form of three amoral fables with epilogue in which the characters will learn at their expense that it is better to consult or to think before acting.

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Whoever Was Using This Bed
Whoever Was Using This Bed

NOMINEE - Best Director Director: Andrew Kotatko Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: January 12, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Psychological Drama Country: Australia Synopsis: A married couple is woken in the dead of night by a mysterious phone call. Unable to sleep, they are drawn into an unsettling examination of their fears and desires.

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Best Actor

The Interview
The Interview

WINNER - Best Actor - Christophe Ntakabanyura - Director: Marc Gurung Runtime: 17 minutes 38 seconds Release date: September 4, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: Christophe, in his thirties, black, passes a job interview in the company where his girlfriend, Emma, works. The same night, convinced he got the job, the couple celebrates the event. But in the heat of the moment, Christophe asks himself if he will be chosen for his skills or if he received special treatment.

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NOMINEE - Best Actor - Zacharias Rochas - Director: Thanassis Vassiliou Runtime: 19 minutes 53 seconds Release date: March 30, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Mystery Country: Greece Synopsis: The country’s Nationalist Party has just rented the building of an old Film School. It starts interviewing young people to man the Association’s Communication Area. Two young women go through various interviews, leading to the revelation of dark secrets.

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No Smoking
No Smoking

NOMINEE - Best Actor - Andrea Venditti - Director: Michelangelo Di Pierro Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: January 20, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Italy Synopsis: Riccardo is a manager extremely respectful of rules and passionately fond of smoking. A new law makes smoking cigarettes illegal, thus Riccardo's life turns into hell.

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The Cherry Tree
The Cherry Tree

NOMINEE - Best Actor - Jean-Pierre Granet - Director: Matthieu Boivineau Runtime: 26 minutes 27 seconds Release date: February 9, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A large cherry tree in a garden, a family, moments of life, time passing by. Through the 4 seasons, this majestic cherry tree changes, this family too. Like a poem about passing time and an ode to nature, a reflection on our changing identities...

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Best Actress

The Interview
The Interview

WINNER - Best Actress - Pauline Cassan - Director: Marc Gurung Runtime: 17 minutes 38 seconds Release date: September 4, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: Christophe, in his thirties, black, passes a job interview in the company where his girlfriend, Emma, works. The same night, convinced he got the job, the couple celebrates the event. But in the heat of the moment, Christophe asks himself if he will be chosen for his skills or if he received special treatment.

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Coat Check Lady
Coat Check Lady

NOMINEE - Best Actress - Galina Petrova - Director: Ekaterina Golubeva-Poldi Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: June 8, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Comedy Country: Russian Federation Synopsis: Who knows which demons may be awakened by insolence or blind love? As the old adage goes: the theater begins with the coat check. Galina Alexandrovna, a coat check lady at one of Moscow's most prestigious theaters, is fueled by a grand sense of purpose.

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The Cherry Tree
The Cherry Tree

NOMINEE - Best Actress - Laure Haulet - Director: Matthieu Boivineau Runtime: 26 minutes 27 seconds Release date: February 9, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A large cherry tree in a garden, a family, moments of life, time passing by. Through the 4 seasons, this majestic cherry tree changes, this family too. Like a poem about passing time and an ode to nature, a reflection on our changing identities...

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Best Web Short

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Best Cinematography

Fires
Fires

WINNER - Best Cinematography Director: Natalie Erika James & Benjamin Morgan Runtime: 3 minutes 29 seconds Release date: March 2, 2017 Genre: Music Video Country: Australia Synopsis: Consumed by a virtual reality set in a reimagined 1950s, a player’s longing for motherhood transcends the rules of the game.

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The Interview
The Interview

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Marc Gurung Runtime: 17 minutes 38 seconds Release date: September 4, 2016 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: Christophe, in his thirties, black, passes a job interview in the company where his girlfriend, Emma, works. The same night, convinced he got the job, the couple celebrates the event. But in the heat of the moment, Christophe asks himself if he will be chosen for his skills or if he received special treatment.

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Traces
Traces

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Thanassis Vassiliou Runtime: 19 minutes 53 seconds Release date: March 30, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Mystery Country: Greece Synopsis: The country’s Nationalist Party has just rented the building of an old Film School. It starts interviewing young people to man the Association’s Communication Area. Two young women go through various interviews, leading to the revelation of dark secrets.

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Breathe
Breathe

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Jonathan Remple Runtime: 3 minutes 46 seconds Release date: March 1, 2017 Genre: Documentary Country: United States, Egypt, Portugal, United Kingdom Synopsis: Freediving tests the limits of human potential. For Rebecca Illing, this breathless "meditation with consequences" released her from addiction. Her journey to self acceptance takes her to unspeakable depths, where she finds absolute peace of mind at the bottom of the sea.

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Coat Check Lady
Coat Check Lady

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Ekaterina Golubeva-Poldi Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: June 8, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Comedy Country: Russian Federation Synopsis: Who knows which demons may be awakened by insolence or blind love? As the old adage goes: the theater begins with the coat check. Galina Alexandrovna, a coat check lady at one of Moscow's most prestigious theaters, is fueled by a grand sense of purpose.

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Bad Brother
Bad Brother

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Hugo Jouxtel Runtime: 5 minutes 16 seconds Release date: April 14, 2017 Genre: Music Video Country: France Synopsis: A young man is armed and on the run. He’s hiding at a motel with his eight-year-old sister. When the police find them, he does his best to distract her attention from the inevitable dramatic outcome.

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The Cherry Tree
The Cherry Tree

NOMINEE - Best Cinematography Director: Matthieu Boivineau Runtime: 26 minutes 27 seconds Release date: February 9, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A large cherry tree in a garden, a family, moments of life, time passing by. Through the 4 seasons, this majestic cherry tree changes, this family too. Like a poem about passing time and an ode to nature, a reflection on our changing identities...

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Best Editor

Coat Check Lady
Coat Check Lady

WINNER - Best Editor Director: Ekaterina Golubeva-Poldi Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: June 8, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Comedy Country: Russian Federation Synopsis: Who knows which demons may be awakened by insolence or blind love? As the old adage goes: the theater begins with the coat check. Galina Alexandrovna, a coat check lady at one of Moscow's most prestigious theaters, is fueled by a grand sense of purpose.

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No Love For Fuckboys
No Love For Fuckboys

NOMINEE - Best Editor Director: Ricardo Bouyett Runtime: 19 minutes Release date: May 13, 2017 Genre: Short Country: United States Synopsis: A portrait of a sexual assault survivor's journey through love, sex, violence, and hope post-assault.

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Fires
Fires

NOMINEE - Best Editor Director: Natalie Erika James & Benjamin Morgan Runtime: 3 minutes 29 seconds Release date: March 2, 2017 Genre: Music Video Country: Australia Synopsis: Consumed by a virtual reality set in a reimagined 1950s, a player’s longing for motherhood transcends the rules of the game.

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Tethered
Tethered

NOMINEE - Best Editor Director: Daniel Robinette Runtime: 13 minutes Release date: March 5, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Horror Country: United States Synopsis: Abandoned by his mother, Solomon is left to live in isolation while abiding by three rules. Having grown accustomed to his routine, he begins to realize the rules may be a hindrance to a life-changing discovery.

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Best Screenplay

Traces
Traces

WINNER - Best Screenplay Director: Thanassis Vassiliou Runtime: 19 minutes 53 seconds Release date: March 30, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Mystery Country: Greece Synopsis: The country’s Nationalist Party has just rented the building of an old Film School. It starts interviewing young people to man the Association’s Communication Area. Two young women go through various interviews, leading to the revelation of dark secrets.

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The Cherry Tree
The Cherry Tree

NOMINEE - Best Screenplay Director: Matthieu Boivineau Runtime: 26 minutes 27 seconds Release date: February 9, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A large cherry tree in a garden, a family, moments of life, time passing by. Through the 4 seasons, this majestic cherry tree changes, this family too. Like a poem about passing time and an ode to nature, a reflection on our changing identities...

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Unpaid Interns
Unpaid Interns

NOMINEE - Best Screenplay Director: Brendan Hughes Runtime: 18 minutes 34 seconds Release date: May 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: United States Synopsis: An econo-terrorist cell of American millennials give some tall buildings the what-for.

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Ace and Anxious
Ace and Anxious

NOMINEE - Best Screenplay Director: Bri Castellini Runtime: 13 minutes 45 seconds Release date: December 18, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Comedy Country: United States Synopsis: Emma is an asexual graphic designer with generalized anxiety disorder who learns that one of the benefits of sex is lower stress levels. She decides to test this by placing an ad on Craigslist, to see if the one thing she's never tried due to her sexuality might finally "cure" her of her anxiety.

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Best Original Score

The Cherry Tree
The Cherry Tree

WINNER - Best Original Score Director: Matthieu Boivineau Runtime: 26 minutes 27 seconds Release date: February 9, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: France Synopsis: A large cherry tree in a garden, a family, moments of life, time passing by. Through the 4 seasons, this majestic cherry tree changes, this family too. Like a poem about passing time and an ode to nature, a reflection on our changing identities...

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Coat Check Lady
Coat Check Lady

NOMINEE - Best Original Score Director: Ekaterina Golubeva-Poldi Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: June 8, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Comedy Country: Russian Federation Synopsis: Who knows which demons may be awakened by insolence or blind love? As the old adage goes: the theater begins with the coat check. Galina Alexandrovna, a coat check lady at one of Moscow's most prestigious theaters, is fueled by a grand sense of purpose.

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Tethered
Tethered

NOMINEE - Best Original Score Director: Daniel Robinette Runtime: 13 minutes Release date: March 5, 2017 Genre: Fiction, Horror Country: United States Synopsis: Abandoned by his mother, Solomon is left to live in isolation while abiding by three rules. Having grown accustomed to his routine, he begins to realize the rules may be a hindrance to a life-changing discovery.

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Best Film