SHORTS: To Be Exact
Three artists of different crafts spend each day honing their skills in this program of perfectionism. In The Original Richard McMahan, directed by Olympia Stone, a visionary artist painstakingly re-creates the masterpieces of others, producing thousands of intricate miniature replicas of works made across centuries, from Van Gogh’s The Starry Night to King Tutankhamun’s tomb. The Botanist, directed by Maude Plante-Husaruk and Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis, is a breathtaking short that follows Raïmberdi as he ingeniously constructs a hydroelectric generator to better survive in the mountains of Tajikistan. Finally, The Submarine, directed by Wenceslao Scyzoryk, follows a 95-year-old cinematographer who returns to his lab each day to perfect his invention—a machine that repairs celluloid damage.