Young Identity/ Casting Godot

Casting Godot, a poem written and performed by Frankie Blaus, screens alongside the feature. Please note, this short film will not be shown at the Mon 7 Feb Q&A screening.

About Frankie Blaus

Frankie Blaus (they/them) is a poet, playwright, and educator, living and working in Manchester. They are a member of Young Identity.

Casting Godot explores the orphaned experience of heritage and memory. This short film is an exploration of the body present and the body absent. What happens to the evolving child whose early formative years are embedded with the loss of a parent?

The speaker attempts to reimagine the conflicting oral histories within their family that serve as their only knowledge of their mother’s death.