An Encounter (2006)
Adapted from James Joyce's short story "An Encounter" by Sean Braune.
Full details here: imdb.com/title/tt1537185/
Winner of Excellence in Cinematography, Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival (2009)
"An Encounter" is a symbolically jam-packed Bildungsroman that traces the maturation of two young boys who skip class at their strict Catholic school to have a day of fun. They go off on an adventure of youthful excess: they buy candies, chocolate, and play make-belief games as they revel in the freedom of playing 'hooky.' Then, led by a surreal white dog they find themselves in a beautiful, isolated field where they meet a strange, mysterious and beguiling old man who irreparably changes their lives forever.
Note: Although not officially a BergARTS production, it was created by Michael F Bergmann and Sean Braune before BergARTS was founded.
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