Frankie: Best Short Film at 2008 Berlinale

Frankie -- he's only 15 and already getting ready for fatherhood. He has the best of intentions, that's for sure. But everything around him -- the lack of a father in his own life, institutions that shut him out, the gravitational pull of wayward friends, the folly of youth -- make it unlikely that this story turns out well. Directed by Irish filmmaker Darren Thornton, Frankie was named Best Short film at the Berlinale Film Festival in 2008. A big thanks to Daniel B. for sending this our way....

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  • Very neat short.

    I saw another short recently titled About a Girl that was made in 2001. It’s very similar to this film, same kind of structure: an early teen (this time a girl, obviously) from a lower class family walking around her destitute neighborhood, talking to the camera about herself with quick snatches about her life inter-cut.

    Look it up.

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