OK, MUM (2017)
A creative, gifted and fragile girl, Natasha is surviving every day in her own family. The parents are in the state of constant conflict, the father passes his anger on to his child, and the mother doesn't do anything about it. The girl cries in vain for help to her mother. The subtlety of perception and a child's rich imagination increases the pain of her soul, drawing upon the terrible images making it unbearable to stay at home.
Natasha then grows up, and her main purpose in life is not to repeat the path of her mother and to forget her childhood. However, she makes similar mistakes and the mental dialogue with her mother continues.
The story of one person who is susceptible to addiction. Life, where nicotine, alcohol, caffeine or other addictions in an instant become the only motivation and meaning in life. A guy named Joe, makes a bet that addiction has no power on him. As a result, he comes into conflict with himself, by observing his own internal conflict between physiological needs, consciousness and will.
LITTLE FRESH FISH (2019)
There is something rather refreshing about this snapshot into a fleeting romantic connection between a Jewish girl and a Muslim man in Paris. So many films have endowed a real heaviness to these stories of forbidden partnerships; an earnest sense of blame on a cruel society. Little French Fish is gentler than this, and, yes, there is an underlying tristesse, but the characters lose nothing by refraining from thrashing around dramatically in heartbroken anguish. In fact, it is a study of something far larger than any social circumstance: acceptance. It has a wistful tone throughout - and that is artfully woven into the short in a way which speaks sufficiently to the sadness of the situation - yet the strength of their humanity (ironically reinforced by their respective faiths) prevails. It is very subtly inspiring and deserves a lot of credit for its softness around a subject which is typically treated with a rather exacting zeal.