Three wordless rituals: birth, between, and rebirth. A woman lies at the bottom of a swimming pool, alone. The camera pans her body. She starts to rise, then sinks; convulsions follow and ... See full summary »
Set in Pittsburgh's renowned Abby Lee Dance Company, owned and operated by notoriously demanding and passionate instructor Abby Lee Miller, the series follows children's early steps on the ... See full summary »
Abby Lee Miller,
Three wordless rituals: birth, between, and rebirth. A woman lies at the bottom of a swimming pool, alone. The camera pans her body. She starts to rise, then sinks; convulsions follow and then she rises and hovers above the pool. A shirtless man in white pants stands in an asphalt lot, a car visible on either side. Convulsions begin. The cars back up, still facing him and each other. They pause; they race toward him. He leaps. A youth, shirtless and in white shorts, stands in front of a tall building. Doors open, he enters and walks to an elevator. Convulsions strike him as he rides to a top floor, exits the elevator, pauses, and runs toward a window. He crashes through. Written by
Eve Sander summed it up very well, though I was less impressed
It only seems fair to give credit where credit is due. While I didn't enjoy WE HAVE DECIDED NOT TO DIE, I must admit that Eve Sanders in her IMDb review did a very good job of encapsulating the film. I suggest you read her review in addition to mine, as I don't want to just repeat much of what she said. However, I should point out that while she liked this short Australian film, I didn't--though I could appreciate the work and skill it took to film it. The three segments all represent three stages of life and are carried out without dialog. My problem is that I just didn't find any of it interesting or compelling. Skilled, yes. Compelling, no. By the time this was finished as it played on The Independent Film Channel, I was aching to see what was coming on next.
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