Can’t help but run

Directed by Pedro Tamames

USA, Spain. 2021. 10’53”

Fiction, drama, tragicomedy, fantasy.

Synopsis She is a compulsive kleptomaniac with no attachments and a fistful of problems. He is a night-shift worker chained to a warehouse and his lover a plastic mannequin rescued from a garbage container. One night, their lives and their problems collide. Director’s Statement Under the guise of light, comedic, and extravagant language, Can’t Help but Runis a portrait of how two opposite beings can experience a brief sense of bonding that can drastically alter their lives, a reflection on the consequences our actions have —upon us and upon others— and a contemplation of how freedom and responsibility are often confused with carelessness and enchainment