Dr Abbas Imad completes his residency and joins a hectic group practice. He dreams of paying off his debts and making his live-in grandmother comfortable. His well planned future starts to shatter after his lover moves in and they have to deal with Grandma Ariana's difficult behavior. Hoping this will pass Abbas throws himself into his work believing things will work them-selves out. Ultimately, Ariana's dementia proves to be the real issue at hand, and Karl ends up in the role of care-giver. Abbas has to come to terms with his denial, a stressful practice, his relationship, which is about to end, and the harsh reality that the loving woman who raised him no longer exists.
Scorecard: (on a 1-10 basis) 8. ...... a lot of pride and prejudice in 27 minutes, but it is a credit to his skills that the film doesn't feel weighed down by all the baggage. This is a sensitive film that will strike a chord with many different demographics. Anahid, as the grandmother Ariana, is especially believable and moving.
Shashi Balooja, Tate Ellington, Anahid
Winner "Best Story and Best Screenplay" Italian Short Film Festival "Arrivano i Corti"
Audience Choice Award - San Luis Obispo Film Festival
Most Heartwrenching - Desert Sun Awards
Italian Short Film Festival - Best Story & Best Screenplay
SF Asian American Film Festival
Palm Springs Short Film Festival - Desert Sun Award
San Luis Obispo - Audience Choice Award