The Balcony Affair
In an urban apartment complex two elderly strangers engage in an unusual courtship from the distance of their balconies. Divided by a hundred feet of asphalt, the barrier of language, and the fact that they both live like teenagers in the homes of their children, these two unlikely lovers struggle to communicate their affections through funny and endearing ways.
Jamie Cussen (b. 1984 in Hamilton Bermuda, Canada) is a graduate of York University’s Film Production program. His 2007 film "Rock Paper Scissors" premiered at the Atlantic Film Festival in Florida and traveled around the globe. Its accolades include Best Short Film at the Canadian Film Festival. His second short film "The Balcony Affair" participated in competition programme "Pardi di Domani" of Locarno Film Festival.
Selected filmography: "Rock Paper Scissors" (2007, short), "The Balcony Affair" (2011, short, "Kino pavasaris").
- Year: 2011
- Country: Canada
- Runtime: 19 min.
- Director: Jamie Cussen
- Screenwriter: Jamie Cussen
- Actors: Harvey Atkin, Anne Anglin, Costa Tovarnisky, Aliona Munteanu, Paul Amato, Stephanie Jones
- Producer: Jamie Cussen
- Cinematographer: Antonin Lhotsky
- Company: Aircastle Productions Inc.
- Dialogs: English, Romanian
- Subtitles: Lithuanian, English
- Classification: T