Narrative Short

A narrative or story is any report of connected events, real or imaginary, presented in a sequence of written or spoken words, and/or still or moving images.

Narrative can be organized in a number of thematic and/or formal categories: non-fiction (such as definitively including creative non-fiction, biography, journalism, transcript poetry, and historiography); fictionalization of historical events (such as anecdote, myth, legend, and historical fiction); and fiction proper (such as literature in prose and sometimes poetry, such as short stories, novels, and narrative poems and songs, and imaginary narratives as portrayed in other textual forms, games, or live or recorded performances). Narrative is found in all forms of human creativity, art, and entertainment, including speech, literature, theatre, music and song, comics, journalism, film, television and video, radio, gameplay, unstructured recreation, and performance in general, as well as some painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, and other visual arts (though several modern art movements refuse the narrative in favor of the abstract and conceptual), as long as a sequence of events is presented. The word derives from the Latin verb narrare, “to tell”, which is derived from the adjective gnarus, “knowing” or “skilled”.

Oral storytelling is perhaps[according to whom?] the earliest method for sharing narratives. During most people’s childhoods, narratives are used to guide them on proper behavior, cultural history, formation of a communal identity, and values, as especially studied in anthropology today among traditional indigenous peoples. Narratives may also be nested within other narratives, such as narratives told by an unreliable narrator (a character) typically found in noir fiction genre. An important part of narration is the narrative mode, the set of methods used to communicate the narrative through a process narration.

Along with exposition, argumentation, and description, narration, broadly defined, is one of four rhetorical modes of discourse. More narrowly defined, it is the fiction-writing mode in which the narrator communicates directly to the reader.

U.S. and foreign films

The English film title, original title, country of origin and production year are listed. Foreign-language films are subtitled in English.

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Slave

Amat Escalante | Mexico | 2014 | 12 m 55 s Spanish with English Subtitles 14-year-old Ana is easily seduced by Sam, a 17 year-old young man who, along with his mother and others deceive and blackmail Ana into the world of prostitution. Ana will shortly discover soon that it is part of a network of trafficking …Read more »

Scatter

Jonathan Kehoe | United States | 2015 | 15 m 17 s Abe and Nora are on the road to lay their father’s ashes and find him in each other along the way. Cast Ashley Bacon Sean Gibson Cherry Norris John Bacon

Sanctity

Eric Adrian Marshall | United States | 2016 | 17 m 4 s Facebook The near future. Roe v. Wade has been overturned. Abortion is illegal in America. DANIEL McCAFFREY, a U.S. Reproductive Services Administration agent, spends his days busting shadow clinics and street dealers that peddle the abortion drug M. When Daniel’s ex-girlfriend MARINA …Read more »

Phalanx

Paulo DeMello | United States | 2016 | 15 m 45 s Facebook Keila is a confused teen, embarking on an ambiguous spiritual journey to find her lost father. Through out her expedition, she comes across several characters that show her the way to her own enlightenment. Cast Sami DeMello

Unknown

Jean-Marc Piche | Canada | 2015 | 23 m 59 s French with English Subtitles A Gérard Soler is an intellectual Jew and atheist; something that has not been easy to say, even living in a city like Montreal controversial author, who writes books on Israel, Gérard has garnered an international reputation. His life will take a …Read more »

Observation

Alexandre Laugier | France | 2016 | 20 m French with English Subtitles Facebook Jonathan was twelve years old when his parents disappeared in strange circumstances … Twenty years later, he is now leading a more normal life, the ghosts of the past resurface. Cast Philippe Kersalé Sarah Brunel

Natural Born Character

Jean Bernard | Canada | 2016 | 25 m 20 s Facebook | Twitter While in the midst of the ultimate career jump-off, Mathias (Stephane Malka) has the day he will never forget. He receives a call from his agent, the call he has been waiting for; so with a major audition ahead of him …Read more »

Motel

Jim Thompson | Australia | 2015 | 16 m 30 s A motel room becomes silent witness to a series of events in which four characters weave in and out of time – and each other’s lives – through the bathroom of the motel room. Keep in mind, there’s no such thing as a toilet …Read more »

Loop

Paul Gabriel Cornacchia | Italy | 2016 | 17 m 28 s Italian with English Subtitles A man spends his days closed in his own house. He starts living a routine made of cigarettes, junk food and remembering what he thinks is the love of his life. Everyday his condition and the condition of the house …Read more »

Follow Me

Dieter Michael Grohmann | Austria | 2016 | 5 m 14 s Seeing the need but still not the way to find inner freedom a girl symbolizing our inner self persuades to follow on the path of liberation and while in doubts and hesitation finally takes the step to being free.