TIFF 2016: ‘3-Way (Not Calling)’

Let’s Rap co-stars Emma Hunter and Kristian Bruun reunite in Molly McGlynn’s coy short film 3-Way (Not Calling).

Hunter and Bruun play a quirky couple in a modest relationship consisting of Netflix and coffee dates.  When Hunter suggests spicing up their intimate time with a threesome, Bruun is reluctant but trusts its potential benefit.

The humour is as awkward as the short’s cumbersome title, but all of the jokes land.  The leads are very convincing as a likeable, randy couple.  It’s nice to see Bruun play a different take on this sexually ambitious role (he was a scene stealer in this year’s How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town), and Hunter’s amusing turn as a curious girlfriend is among some of her best work.

When Molly McGlynn decides to tackle a feature-length film, here’s hoping she sticks to this same lighthearted and refreshingly honest tone.


3-way (Not Calling) screens at TIFF as part of the Short Cuts Programme 01 on: 

Thursday, September 8 at 8:15 p.m. @ Scotiabank Theatre
Friday, September 9 at 9:00 a.m. @ Scotiabank Theatre (press and industry)
Saturday, September 17 at 1:00 p.m. @ Scotiabank Theatre

Rating: 14A
Language: English
Runtime: 10 minutes

For more information on the festival, visit the official TIFF webpage here.

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