Raphaela Schmid, 17 min, in German with English subtitles, 2020
As part of an unusual farewell ritual, two siblings end up at a
Chinese restaurant. Both feel guilty after the recent death of their
mother and find it difficult to broach the subject. At another
table, a father improves his daughter’s homework, at the next, a
date goes wrong, and somewhere in between, the server’s collar
bursts. Though the tables are close together, the siblings hardly
notice the little dramas taking place.