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Absolution - Best for Fests short film

Short film by Lauren Spohn (USA: 6 minutes 24 seconds - 2022)

Labelled BEST FOR FESTS by curator Bruno Chatelin former head of Fox and Sony in France, founder and editor


"I am in a dark forest and something is chasing after me,  some sort of creature that reeks fire or something: one part of me wants to run but I cannot move my legs? I am totally paralysed..." 

"One last thing"he said : "it's not your fault !"


A man sees his psychiatrist for help with a difficult hidden family secret. The conversation takes a sinister turn as the psychiatrist pushes deeper into the man’s past. All is not what it seems: 

Can he take the tension, will you?


Absolution selections on the festival circuit

The Accolade Global Film Competition November 2022  first selectioon and first win for Absolution by Laurene Spohn     Chandler International Film Festival January 21 – 29, 2023 The Chandler International Film Festival is a diversified and pioneering film festival located in Chandler, Arizona. CIFF is going to screen over 120 films from more than 35 countries! Our 9-day (January 21-29, 2023) festival will include Red Carpet, Opening Cer...

Lauren Spohn Bio - Best for Fests

Hello! My name is Lauren Spohn. I’m a Harvard graduate, Rhodes Scholar, private pilot, and PhD candidate in Intellectual History at Oxford. I write about people, airplanes, and ideas. Lauren Spohn is an American writer and director from Texas. She graduated from Harvard College in 2020 and is pursuing a doctorate in intellectual history at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship. An essayist, scholar, and private pilot, she writes about philosophy and literature in a number o...

Absolution by Lauren Spohn Director's statement - Best for Fests

Absolution” is about addiction–suffering with it, trying to get rid of it, passing it on from one generation to the next. How do we deal with our problems? Who’s to blame? Are they ever really solved?  The idea for the film came from a series of searching conversations I had with fellow producers  Andrew Shemin and Seth David Michell about these themes. (We’re all something of armchair philosophers.) I wrote the script with Seth in mind. The rest of our creat...

Absolution by Lauren Spohn Synopsis - Best for Fests

A man sees his psychiatrist for help with a difficult problem. The conversation takes a sinister turn as the psychiatrist pushes deeper into the man’s past. All is not what it seems. ...


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