After a young man makes a shocking discovery about his recently deceased father, he must decide whether he can accept the truth about who (or what) his dad really loved. Babs, directed by Logan George and Celine Held, examine’s a familiar relationship through a unique and lurid lens, but unlike most films with an attention-grabbing sexual premise, it declines to pursue comedy or titillation, instead using its concept as an avenue for a son to process, in absentia, the complicated feelings he possesses towards his father, and, ultimately find connection. With only one character and limited dialogue however, Held and George handicap themselves deliberately in the script, which makes their success in depicting the interiority of the son all the more impressive. George performs the role himself, further proving that, in addition to being an acclaimed director, he is perhaps the most magnetic actor consistently working in short films at the moment.

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