A short comedy by Mike Leigh about the romance between a young woman and a man who communicates only through jokes and humor. The story is told as a series of very short vignettes between ... See full summary »
Sylvestra Le Touzel,
A narrator relates a variety of peculiar stories involving characters with the initials HC and their dealings with telephones. These are interspersed with artistic shots of telephone boxes ... See full summary »
It's the Christmas season. With her mom's help, Lynne, a girl of perhaps eight, dresses up; her younger brother Steven plays with a toy car. The children leave with their dad, who's ... See full summary »
Lynne Ramsay Jr.,
The morning after the night before, a rapid spiral of disastrous telephone calls chart the certain ruin of young Phil's day as he attempts to fib his way out of one scrape after another. Told entirely in animated captions.
This film could have been the usual hackneyed, gritty, kitchen sink drama with a moral running through it. Instead, this is a well acted (by non-professionals), competently directed comedy short with a subject matter that will resonate with most people as we've all been there.
I saw this film on the Cinema 16 compilation and I feel it stands up well against the other shorts (from such directors as Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott, Mike Leigh and John Smith).
Well worth watching.
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