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Cherub (2009)

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A lonely boy, one day finds a small strange creature on his windowsill and decides to make it his pet.

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Malachi Madrone ...
Boy
Yulya Mykhiel Deych ...
Mother
Liz Ahles ...
Babysitter
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A lonely boy, one day finds a small strange creature on his windowsill and decides to make it his pet.

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Short | Drama | Family | Fantasy

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Austere childhood fantasy, creatively executed.
14 August 2011 | by (fabulous Las Vega$!) – See all my reviews

A little boy finds a remedy for his excessive solitude when he "adopts" a strange little creature he finds nesting on his window ledge. Though we never get a good look at the critter, we know it's not something at all common...a cherub, maybe, as the title suggests, or possibly an alien or faerie of sorts. The boy keeps his new secret pet in a box, observing it inquisitively for a few days until it dies. Digging a small hole in his yard, he gives it a "proper" burial.

Though there's not really a great deal to the gist of this short film, I found myself curiously affected by it. Entirely free of dialog, it's artfully lensed in black and white, and features a remarkably natural performance from its juvenile lead. I recommend this unique little item...within the limning of a very brief and slender story, it succeeds in capturing a sedate, diaphanous pathos and honesty.

Nicely done...7/10


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