Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Lunch Date

The Lunch Date is a 1990 American short film directed by Adam Davidson.

"A woman goes into a train station and runs into a man standing in the middle of the floor. He attempts to help her pick up her belongings, and she protests. This interaction makes her miss her train, and when she leaves the station she can not find her wallet. She makes her way to a cafeteria and takes a salad, and pays for it while informing the waiter that she may not have enough money. After she sits down, she realizes that she has no cutlery, and returns to the service counter for a fork."  wikipedia
It's what happens next that is so endearing of this film. It could happen to anyone. How would you react?

It was entered into the 1990 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Short Film Palme d'Or. It later went on to be selected as "Dramatic Achievement" in the Student Academy Awards competition on June 10, 1990, and won an Academy Award in 1991 for Best Short Subject.  wikipedia