Old Fangs: When You Can’t Talk to Your Father….
A friend recently shared this haunting short film with me, and I have not been able to forget it. I know that my own dad had deep feelings and that he loved us, but he could never share his gentler feelings, which was what I really needed from him. The closest he could come to it was to make us feel like crap. He’s dead now, and this short film, “Old Fangs,” reminds me so much of him. The words in this film are sparse, but for anyone who has had trouble communicating with a parent, especially watching them age and become frailer, resentful versions of their previous isolated strength and violence, this is a profound little film that shows the hurt and disconnection on both sides.