Hot Flash TIFF 2019

TIFF 2019: Hot Flash Review

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A TV newscaster gets a hot flash while a snowstorm rages outside, only to find the entire world conspiring against her when she tries having some time to herself in Thea Hollatz’s directorial debut. A brief and charming animated short, Hot Flash appears to be a light comedy, but in situating its narrative around its protagonist’s menopause, it mines plenty of humour and depth about the hurdles that come with aging. In the span of 10 minutes, Hollatz develops an arc that highlights one of the most important parts of getting old: the moment when you stop giving a damn about what other people think.

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