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Cautionary Tales (2016)

A bizarre incident as a young boy left Aaron with an unusual facial disfigurement that has plagued him all his life. Isolated and vulnerable, Aaron seeks comfort in the friendship and understanding of an unexpected group of outcasts.

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Christopher Barrett (as Us), Luke Taylor (as Us)

Writers:

Christopher Barrett (as Us), Luke Taylor (as Us)
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Credited cast:
Skye Bennett ... Gale
Laura Evelyn ... Sarah
Ross Hatt ... Aaron
Andrew Murton Andrew Murton ... Norman
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A bizarre incident as a young boy left Aaron with an unusual facial disfigurement that has plagued him all his life. Isolated and vulnerable, Aaron seeks comfort in the friendship and understanding of an unexpected group of outcasts.

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UK

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English

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5 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Short but sweet
24 December 2016 | by anixon-87914See all my reviews

We saw Cautionary Tales at the Foyle Film Festival in company with a small but appreciative audience.

The story is beautifully realised and quickly generates empathy for Aaron, the central character whose existence has been blighted by his affliction. Ross Hatt conveys Aaron's inner life brilliantly, given that the prosthetics required for the role leave him with little more than his eyes with which to communicate.

The film packs a lot into its 8 short minutes and the resolution is as unexpected as it is up-lifting. This is a gem which deserves a bright future.


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