FRIDAY TIGERS - AIDEE WALKER (2013)
Written and directed by New Zealand filmmaker Aidee Walker, Friday Tigers was the runner-up in the 8th FILMSshort competition and won the People's Choice Award. The talented Walker also stars as the single mother trying to combine motherhood with a university degree and a blossoming romance with a fellow student. Unfortunately, she is also dealing with a complicated and unhappy past. Superbly acted by all, including the young Anysia Davies, it is a subtle, beautifully rendered drama with a dash of animation. Although very different in tone and social comment, it reminds me of the Oscar winning drama Wasp by Andrea Arnold, also about a single mother. If you like Friday Tigers by Aidee Walker, be sure to rate it and share it!