No Woman’s Face Remember is an American short film from the Short Film Catalogue, represented in the Short Film Corner this year at the festival. Read our interview with the director Chuck Griffith.

What is your film about? What are the main topics raised by the story?

Income inequality.  Lost millennials.  Globalisation.  Sex.  Drugs.  They all collide in this stark, yet elegant slice-of-life from a trio of desperate young twenty-somethings in Bakersfield, California.  The title, No Woman’s Face Remember, is borrowed from Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and the film is inspired by Le MeprisL’Eclisse, and Paris, Texas.  The Tempest homage is apt, as this story both mirrors and foretells the stormy fate of three young Americans who grew up in the shadow of desperate poverty and lack of hope.  This film will stay with you long after you view it.

Who is the target audience of your film?

Millennials, lost and otherwise. Those concerned about the fate of those who grow up without privilege and wealth.  Cultural influencers, and cultural affluencers.  Parents, teachers, and religious figures.  All should experience this short film, and take in its sobering impact.

Why did you decided to submit your short film to the Short Film Corner?

Two reasons: One: We live in a new era where content distribution often favors works of shorter running times, designed to appeal to audiences with shorter attention spans.  No Woman’s Face Remember (which runs approximately 15 minutes) is perfectly positioned to have an impact, both in sales and cultural significance.  Two: Short films, which were once thought to be the inferior cousins of feature films, are appreciated now more than ever — and the market reflects this.  The possibility of screening at one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals was not just appealing for the accolades, but for the myriad distributions options available at Cannes.  We feel the film has both commercial and artistic potential that deserves a global audience.