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Festival / Official Selection 2018 / A Woman’s Right To Shoes


A Woman’s Right To Shoes

Shorts Programme 3

DIRECTOR : Robyn Grace
COUNTRY : New Zealand
YEAR : 2017
TIME : 15min

SK Nouveau 5, 13 Oct @ 10am  | Nu Metro 4, 18 Oct @ 10am


Alice is happily married, the only thing out of sorts is that she has one foot bigger than the other. After placing an ad, she finds an opposite foot partner, Hayley, and they start a rather uneasy shoe shopping friendship. One day Alice comes home to find that her husband is in fact leaving her for her opposite foot double. To add insult to injury, Hayley has taken back all the other shoes she bought, leaving Alice with only one shoe of each pair. So begins her demise into madness, and our film begins. We find her walking and counting her steps all the way to her local pub, wearing one shoe, hoping to find the new couple there and embarrassing them. It only serves to embarrass herself. As a different shoe comes out each night, and is left as an offering outside the pub door, we slowly watch her recovery.

A Woman_s Right To Shoes_Robyn Grace


Robyn studied Drama & Film, and English Literature at Victoria University in Wellington, she went straight on to start a career in the theatre, working in lighting, stage management, publicity and eventually Directing, with the critically acclaimed “Dry White and Friendly”. She also directed Alan Brough in his Comedy sensation “You’ve been a bad bad boy Elvis” which toured from NZ to the Montreal Comedy Festival. She also worked in South Africa on the hit “District 9” for Peter Jackson’s company Wingnut Films. Robyn first short film “A Women’s Right To Shoes” as Writer, Director is currently in the festival circuit, having screened at Palm Springs Shortfest 17, Salento International Festival 2017, Coronado Island Film Festival 2017, been shortlisted for Malta International Festival 2017 and the 4th New Zealand Film Awards 2017, early in 2018 it is scheduled to screen at the Beloit International Film Festival 2018, and the World of Women Film Fair Middle East as part of 2018 International Women’s Day celebrations.