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.

  • Margaret says:

    I can see Frankie has been removed from YouTube by Uploader. I have asked my studetn to watch it for for a class. How can I gain access to it.

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