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1 September 2004 (USA)  »

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a beautiful aussie short film. very clever!
18 January 2004 | by (montreal, canada) – See all my reviews

This film was a really clever look at how we romanticise the italian language, culture etc. Through a woman being seduced by a

father and son neighbour (one in words on the phone, one in

actions in "the real world") this woman is challenged with ideas

about how she feels about love and romance. It also makes funny

references to the cliches of italian cinema and language without

ever becoming too overt.

Nothing too obvious or overstated and the performances are really

well pitched. Saw it with a few other aussie films (roundabout?

and martha's new coat) and this was definitely the standout.

Music was a bit student films at times but sort of suited the film

better towards the end. In fact, the sets and everything felt a bit

colourful and postmodern and the camera work did nothing showy

-- wonderfully understated.

My only criticism is that is set up such an interesting world that it

should either have been longer to give us more context or back

story to know who this woman is. Then the film would have felt

less like a grandiose metaphor and maybe less tongue in cheek.

Understanding the woman more, the consequences of her choices and actions would have really broken our hearts if we

knew where she had come from. A small quibble...this is a tasty

little morsel.


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