Sundance 2017: Annabelle Dexter-Jones’ “Cecile on the Phone”

A post-break-up character study that everyone can connect with

For their considered use of brevity and frequent potency, short films continue to be an important medium—especially for emerging filmmakers. At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, actor and first-time writer/director Annabelle Dexter-Jones released “Cecile on the Phone” as part of the US Narrative Short Films program. For 11 minutes, main character Cecile (played by Dexter-Jones) fixates with such force that a post-break-up character study is …