Friday, June 1, 2012

Fantatsic Short Film Friday - Lovely Monster (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. Sometimes a film just sneaks up on you. You're just watching it, waiting for something to happen and as you continue to wait for something to happen you become filled with more and more dread, and you come to realize how well the film is done, how well its shot, how well its acted. This is one of those films and what a lovely treat it is. Here is the 5-minute short Lovely Monster from filmmaker Francesco Calabrese.

Here's the synopsis:

"Lovely Monster" tells the true story of Sophia, a young woman dealing with a rare and very dangerous condition.

What I find so intriguing about this piece is that right to the very end you could imagine this short is about mental illness and how that's the monster inside Sophia that's ruining her life, making her feel different. Shot as a faux-documentary, the style really adds to the atmosphere, to the build of the piece. You can imagine how things will turn out, but again the film is shot as a wonderful allegory that you start to imagine maybe this isn't fantastical, maybe this could be about anyone with problems, and then bam, the ending hits you. Just wonderful.

Check this out if you want to see something thoughtful and provoking. Check this out if you want to see a wonderful and skewed version of the mockumentary genre. Enjoy this weeks dose of short film goodness with Lovely Monster.

1 comment:

Sophia said...

thanks for the kind words.