"lamb" on Image Union
Chicago's PBS station, WTTW, Channel 11, has one of the nation's longest running video and independent film programs, Image Union. I haven't gotten into the habit of watching it, but the start of tonight's program was too good not to comment on.
"Lamb," by Emma Freeman, is a story about a down on his luck farmer in rural Australia with a young, blind son. The film is only 7 minutes long so I don't want to go into details, but the film is dark and hopeful and manages to squeeze pathos and genuine fatherly love into a short, short film.
Atom films online has this short categorized as "Dark Comedy" which i find a little off, but I could see this as funny if it wasn't made so earnestly.