Ellie & Clara
Producer, Director, DOP, Writer, Editor: Farzin Farzaneh
Starring Alina Gotcherian & Sloan Perry Ambassa
Short Fiction, 17:30 minutes, Canada, 2014
© Lachrymose Films 2014
Ellie & Clara is a coming of age story about two childhood friends who rekindle their friendship after several years' separation. They meet for a hike on a small mountain on a brisk and windy day at the end of Autumn. It is a place that evokes poignant memories for Clara, who used to go hiking there with her now deceased father. The natural surroundings and Ellie's closeness compel Clara to reveal a secret that she has kept to herself since the age of fourteen. It has to do with her father and a disturbing incident between them that they never discussed. The uncertain tenderness between the two friends grows into a more solid bond of complicity as a result of sharing this intimate secret.
WINNER: Best Short Fiction
Festival Cinéma du Monde de Sherbrooke, Canada April 2014