Queen of the Night [Georgia Hunter, Canada, 2018]

None of what Ali’s family goes through in Queen of the Night is easy. On one cold evening, Ali must confront his father not only about his mother’s death but also about his identity as a drag queen. This short film explores ideas of relationships, identity and reconciliation in a mere fifteen minutes.

The opening is promising with an effective use of silence and a kaleidoscopic shot of his face through a small glass window. Nonetheless, these glimpses of potential do not last for the full duration of this short piece.