Award of Merit – “Cheers to Reunions” (Canada)

Title: Cheers to Reunions
Runtime: 14 min
Country: Canada
Director: Chris Kastelanac
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: March 31, 2019

Synopsis: Jade, a recovering alcoholic, encounters her ex-boyfriend, Alex, who’s in town on business. The two take a trip down memory lane  and end up at the restaurant where he’d once made her a promise. Old emotions and memories ignite their disfunctional romance which begins to unravel at dinner when Jade discovers some unpleasant news and resorts to her old way of coping with things: the bottle.