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Flawed is nothing less than a beautiful gift from Andrea Dorfman’s vivid imagination, a charming little film about very big ideas. Dorfman has the uncanny ability to transform the intensely personal into the wisely universal. In Flawed she deftly traces her encounter with a potential romantic partner, questioning her attraction and the uneasy possibility of love. But, ultimately, Flawed is less about whether girl can get along with boy than whether girl can accept herself, imperfections and all.

In many ways, Flawed is both an exquisite tribute to the art of animation and a loving homage to storyboarding, a time-honoured way of rendering scenes while pointing the way to the dramatic arc of the tale. Here Dorfman lets her colourful storyboards shape up into the very content of the film. The resulting effect is pure and fresh, as if we were watching the birth not only of love but of the film itself.

2010, 12 min 29 s

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Audience Award for Best Short
Denver Jewish Film Festival
February 6 to 17 2013, Denver - USA

Honourable Mention (Youth Jury Ages 13 and up)
Reel to Real International Film Festival for Youth and Families
April 9 to 15 2011, Vancouver - Canada

Audience Choice - Program A
New York City Short Film Festival
September 24 to 25 2010, New York - USA

Jury Special Citation
International Short Film Festival
June 22 to 28 2010, Palm Springs - USA

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