A Small Domain

A Small Domain is a 1996 short film written and directed by Britta Sjogren. It premiered at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Film, and subsequently won several festival awards during 1996 and 1997. Sjogren was inspired by her friendship with actress Beatrice Hayes and Haye's relationship with her late husband. Hays took the role of the character based on her.


An elderly woman prepares to celebrate the anniversary of her marriage to her late husband. She steals what she needs and ends up taking home a baby that she finds at a bus stop.


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    award Sundance Short Filmmaking Award
    director Britta Sjogren
    editor Dody Dorn
    keywords bus stop
    musicBy Blake Leyh
    producer Andrea Sperling
    theme dance short