After yet another huge, embarrassing public lovers’ quarrel Nestor makes the inconvenient offer to his girlfriend, Jeri to meet him on an abandoned building. Jeri shows, believing this to be yet another reconciliation. And Nester shows with his own version of a truce. And as they have different versions of what could be a remedy for their passionate but combative relationship, they also have different versions of the relationship itself. And here in this building covered in graffiti, is where these two finally meet.
“Look Who’s Minding Our Planet” is a short, lyrical film that captures both the beauty of nature at the New York Botanical Garden and the impassioned scientists and aspiring interns who work behind the scenes to understand the complexity, evolution and diversity of the entire plant world.
One night, a young man insists on repairing the dangerously unstable pushcart of a tough aging woman who wanders the outskirts of New York in search of dumped bottles and cans.
FLAT TIRE is a simple quiet story of three people trying to get by. One of them, the only man in the story, tries to be heroic to no avail. The story is told from a distance, no sentimentality, and no judgement, using the simplest metaphors possible.
The reading depends on the viewer’s attitude and preoccupations. If you see it as a commentary on the Parable of the Good Samaritan, you’ll remember those elements. Someone else might see it from the social angle, or as an absurd story. At the most basic level FLAT TIRE reveals how a young man betrays his insecurity by constructing himself in a dramatic fashion as the man-of-action hero.