Jimmy Anderson finds himself preparing for the Phoenix Trials, a grand competition for esteemed piano players. However, his mother Jennifer is not afraid to remind him of all that is at stake whenever she gets the chance. Instead of kind instigation, Jennifer is willing to harshly criticize and cut deep into Jimmy’s habits and demeanor in an effort to push him to work even harder. Whether or not Jimmy responds by winning this prized recognition is to be seen. Sometimes, our motivations are buried beneath.
Directed by Sarbik Saha and Salmaan Hussain (USA)