A diaper-changing drama reminding of the Dardenne brothers – how often is that sentence used to describe a film? A Frenchman living in New Orleans, realizes that his howling baby son is in need for a change, whereas he sets forth on a journey to honor his fatherly duties.

One finds great beauty in how Stephen Ringer’s soft and light-sensitive images capture Clara Aranovich’s strong-headed direction. This is the triviality of parenthood caught on film; something most people can relate to, but few storytellers know how to depict. Aranovich does.

The Argument poster
Title
The Argument
Director
Clara Aranovich
Country
USA
Length
13 min
Festival
2011
Section
Short Film Competition
Language
English
Premiere status
International Premiere
Production year
2011
Cast
Melvil Poupaud, Naomi Collier, Ally Grace Boulas
Producer
Rebecca Eskreis, Clara Aranovich
Script
Clara Aranovich

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