On This Valentine’s Day, See What Love Is

Five short films to break (and mend) your heart.


‘A Marriage to Remember’

Banker White

Pam White raised three happy children, enjoyed a rewarding career and was a devoted partner. Except, as she put it, “there was just one little glitch” — early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The family’s changing reality left one thing unaltered: her husband’s devotion.

In this short documentary, the filmmaker Banker White explores how Alzheimer’s disease has revealed the strength of his parents’ marriage.

‘Searching for Wives’

Zuki Juno Tobgye

Instead of dating apps, a young man thousands of miles from home turns to a photo studio that doubles as a matchmaking service. In his quest, he tries to find out whether a smiling portrait is enough to find love … or at least a suitable marriage.

Is a single photograph enough to find your soulmate?
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‘35 and Single’

Paula Schargorodsky

After years of relationships and breakups, an Argentine contemplates the role of love in her life and whether she needs to marry find real happiness. Does female freedom have an expiration date?

An Argentine shares her intimate search for love and the answer to this question: To be happy, should she settle down or remain a free spirit?

‘Walk, Run, Cha-Cha’

Laura Nix

Meet Paul and Millie Cao, who spent years carving out new lives in America and now celebrate their marriage on the dance floor. This Oscar-nominated short is a paean to love and renewal.

Paul and Millie Cao lost their youth to the aftermath of the Vietnam War. Forty years later, they are rediscovering themselves on the dance floor.
CreditCredit...Laura Nix


Garrett Bradley

In November 2016, Desmond asked Aloné to marry him. He did so in a 10-page handwritten letter ending in a request to be understood and loved, despite the mistakes he has made.

What would it mean to marry someone behind bars?
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