Gabriella and Anthony had a beautiful relationship. They shared a love that was so spiritual, inspiring and often unexplained even to them. It was a love affair that others only dreamed off...
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Gabriella and Anthony had a beautiful relationship. They shared a love that was so spiritual, inspiring and often unexplained even to them. It was a love affair that others only dreamed off. Then Anthony was abruptly shipped off to war. After months of writing letters back and forth, Anthony's letters suddenly stopped. A short time later Gabriella received news that Anthony had been killed during the war like so many other soldiers. Heartbroken and lost, Gabriella retreated to the home she shared with Anthony. The memories of their love affair pacified her at first but quickly became painful reminders of the love she'd never have again. She became a recluse, often unable to simply get out of bed. Her life as she knew it was over but she was desperate to find that love again. Anthony had always told Gabriella that their spirits were connected and that simple notion launches Gabriella's quest to "find" Anthony's spirit. She begins a journey into a world she believes only Anthony would ... Written by
I've been to many blocks of shorts in film festivals. Typically shorts are a grand concept poorly shot on minidv and acted, well, in a less than convincing manner. Until Next Time was so far ahead of the shorts in it's festival and shorts that I've seen before that I thought I was watching a feature film. I was very disappointed that it was only 20+ minutes long. I wanted more.
The film was shot very well, on 16mm I believe. In B&W. Adding to the feel of it's period. The camera movement, lighting and overall look were very well done. Nothing was overdone.
The story, like a parable, was simple enough to keep any viewer involved yet had deeper levels for those who could relate and prefer depth. The dialogue was just right. Not a bit more than necessary which for me is nice because it leaves you searching the actor's faces for answers. And the answers were there. This was made by a savvy set of filmmakers.
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