Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

The Gesture and the Word

Year: 2020
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 23 minutes

The Gesture and the Word

Lonely postman Gilbert (James Michael Tyler) secretly recreates postcards for Aurore when her boyfriend's homemade postcards stop arriving from his travels around the world. With the help of his friend Mr. Rostalle (Paul Dooley), a blind widower and retired literary professor/poet, Gilbert learns to open himself up to the prospect of love. And in the process of trying to bring someone else happiness, he discovers it for himself.

CIFF45 Screenings

CIFF45 Streams On Demand

Thursday, April 08, 2021 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Shorts Program
Shorts Program 2


Helen Alexis Yonov

Helen Alexis Yonov, Andrea Fellers

Helen Alexis Yonov

Matt Rodgers

Drew Rosas, Hanna Stuwold

Principal Cast
James Michael Tyler, Paul Dooley, Roxane Mesquida, Nicole LaLiberte, Andrew Creer

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