Friday, June 22, 2012

Fantastic Short Film Friday - Division of Gravity (live-action)

And we are back with another installment in our Fantastic Short Film Friday series, as we continue to showcase films released in the "lesser" known form of cinema- the short film.

It's time for another amazing short film for all you short film lovers out there. Love and its many facets has always been a fascinating subject to me, the growth of friendship to love and the sad oftentimes dissolution of something you thought would last forever, creating a burning hole, a crevice of the heart that can seem insurmountable in the beginning. Some shorts hit really close to home, in the sense that they bring up feelings long forgotten, or make us face our worse fears. This short is one of those. Here is the 9-minute British dramatic short Division of Gravity from filmmaker Rob Chiu.

Here's the synopsis:

A look at the formation of love and its sad inevitable disintegration.

This is one of those "so real it hurts" kind of films, a short that evokes a lot of emotion from the viewer and its actors. However beyond that, the real selling point to this is the amazing cinematography. Filmmaker Rob Chiu is a photographer and it shows in each and every scene, each and every frame. This is just a beautiful looking movie, as Chiu shoots some amazing scenes in Ireland, and yeah, this may sound trite, but this short is just plain poetry. It's an amazing mood piece that has stayed with me days after having seen it, one that feels genuine and natural.

Check this out if you want to see a beautifully shot and raw short about how even the most hurtful times in our lives can teach us important life lessons. Check this out if you want to see what I honestly feel is one of the most beautiful shorts I've put on this site to date. Enjoy this weeks dose of short film goodness with Division of Gravity.

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