Smiths Ave

Robert George | Aotearoa New Zealand | 2015 | 10 MIN | Short Drama

Sunday 23 October 2016 | 3:45 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 1
Canadian Premiere
Screening as part of Adrift: International Shorts

Through unconventional storytelling, we find a young man who unexpectedly receives a call from his estranged father. Suddenly pulled back into the painful childhood memories of abandonment, he must ask himself if he is ready to open a door to his past and return his father’s call.


Robert George (Māori/Cook Island) is a director who started his career as a painter. He experiments with both narrative and non-narrative filmmaking. Smiths Ave won the prize for Emerging Director at Wairoa Māori Film Festival.