By Stephen Swanson, WCCO

International Narrative Shorts serves up four films between ten and thirty minutes in length, with genres ranging from family drama to supernatural horror.

From Algeria, Garagouz is a lighthearted road trip between a father and son puppet show duo.

It’s Natural to be Afraid is a U.K. submission about a mourner and an immigrant crossing paths.

By way of Canada, Mokhtar is based on a true story about a rebellious Moroccan goat-herder, his pet owl, and his indigent family.

And the most outrageous offering comes from Korean brothers Chan-wook and Chan-kyong Park. Night Fishing, shot entirely on an iPhone 4, shows just what happens when a fisher catches a woman in a white dress … right out of the river.

If you’ve familiar with Chan-wook’s Oldboy or Thirst, you may have an idea of the craziness that he can cram into this 30-minute package! (Theater 5, 9:15 p.m.)

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Other Highlights: Monday, April 18

2011 msp film festival logo Movie Blog MSPIFF Spotlight: Intl Shorts

(credit: The Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul)

All Over The Walls, which will be screened free of charge and as a work in progress. This locally-made doc covers the work of a mixed media artist here in Minneapolis. (Theater 3; 6:30 p.m.)

Bill Cunningham New York, in Bill Cunningham’s world, Prada wears the Devil. A portrait of one of the most unexpectedly revered members of the fashion community. (Theater 1; 7 p.m.)

We Are What We Are, a moody, blank-faced horror movie about cannibals that also doubles as a metaphorical portrait of overground/underground Mexico City. Sign me up! (Theater 4; 9:30 p.m.)

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For the complete festival schedule, click here. An alphabetical listing of all the movies being shown can be found here. Ticket information is here.

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