Crime & Punishment (2018)

2018 Festival

Thur, May 10 @ 7:30 pm - GPLT

The films in this package present a deadly serious or darkly comical view of crime and its consequences. It includes films from Europe and the US, as well as Peace Region filmmaker Daniel Brisbin’s HELTER SHELTER. The film was originally created for PRIMAA’s 2017 Frightening48, and won the Best Film juried award. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Films in this package

A public defender has minutes to save her 16-year-old client from a life sentence for murder by convincing him to take a plea deal for a crime he only technically committed. Won Audience Award for Best Short Narrative Film at the 2017 Ashland Independent Film Festival.

When a disreputable guest is found dead at an exclusive French hotel, the concierge must find a way to make the body disappear. But he’s unaware that the couple in the next room is facing exactly the same problem. Winner of the 2018 Audience Choice Award.

In 1974, few women in Italy reported sexual assaults for fear of humiliation. After yet another rape trial ends with an acquittal, a disillusioned lawyer visits the judge responsible as he is about to eat dinner with his wife and teenage daughter.

An adolescent girl comes of age against the backdrop of serial killer Ted Bundy’s execution in 1989. Won the Grand Prix for Best Short Film at the 2017 Melbourne International Film Festival among other awards.

A bank robbery, a kidnapping and a car accident – are these coincidences or are the dead bodies somehow linked? Only the ever watchful German police have a chance of figuring it out.

An innkeeper has a creative solution to his lack of guests. Won Best Film at the 2017 Frightening48.