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ALT | International Shorts

A teen boy with an autism-like disorder has a difficult life; socially bullied and ridiculed, he often pushes his guardian to the limits when his frustrations boil over. Tender is an unsettling portrait of a troubled life that is both disturbing and illuminating, right from the opening scene with a first-person point-of-view of a bullying attack. Angered by the incident, the boy seeks retribution. The hand-held camera work and creepy soundtrack help create the tense undertones that permeate the whole film. This is a small view into how difficult life must be for those who are mentally challenged, especially in the vicious teen years.

Screens in program Troubled Voices, Teen Lives

International premiere
Director Anthony Lucido
Country of Origin: USA
Year: 2018
Running Time: 16 mins
Language:In English
Cast: Gabriel Lucido, Mary-Ann Lucido, Joey Hirsh, Nika Burnett
Executive Producer: Vincent Lucido
Screenwriter: Anthony Lucido
Cinematographer: Eric Colonna
Music: Flanch
Print Source: Anthony Lucido


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