“Fish Stew” – Ran Jing, USA, 2017, 12′

“Fish Stew” fleshes out the fractured relationship between Alice and her ailing elder father. In an attempt to conceal her separation, Alice forces her ex to put on a united front for appearance sake. Tension weaves itself in and out of each interaction, each look, every exchange of words, a constant reminder of the truth Alice so desperately wants to conceal. This web of deceit entangles these three characters deeper and more tightly as the night progresses.