Watchlist: Superhero

Premise:

A young man with Down syndrome, stakes on a superhero identity to muster the courage to profess his love to a childhood friend.

Review:

Returning to (and expanding on) the theme of lost connection, Emile Schlesser and Fabien Colas re-team after their 2015 collaboration Roxy for another deeply affecting, character-driven and visually stunning short film experience. This time Schlesser takes the director’s chair with Colas producing Schlesser’s screenplay about childhood friends Max (Nico Randel) and Tess (Maria Dragus) who have become more and more distant over time until Tess’ impending departure to New York compels Max to reconnect and confess long-held feelings for her.