Just Friends (Gewoon Vrienden)
Ellen Smit, 2018, Netherlands, 80 min
Dreamy medical student Yad moves backs home after too much partying in Amsterdam and not enough studying. He attempts to land a job as a surf instructor, but ends up as home help for elderly clients, much to his parent’s disapproval. He is at his client Ans’ home when Yad meets Joris, Ans’ grandson, who is dealing with his own family drama – including carting his father’s dead ashes around. They share an instant chemistry, but Joris plays coy, ignoring Yad’s request for his number. Ans plays matchmaker and helps Yad get Joris’ attention. Their relationship blossoms, but they are forced to deal head on with their personal family dynamics before becoming anything more than just friends. (DG)
In Dutch with English subtitles.
Preceded by Only Fools Rush In
David Moragas, 2018, USA, 11 min
When his visa expires, Carlos spends one last night in New York with Mark.