I knew nothing of this exceptional short before stumbling upon it on YouTube. It is currently in the top 50 finalists of the YouTube Your Film Festival, and rightly so. This simple, humane story is told cinematically with little dialog. All we need to know of these characters, both visually and chronologically, is provided within the immediate frame. The 1950s mise-en-scene is immaculately rendered via careful property selection and thoughtful sepia-toned cinematography. The skilled actors offer well-modulated performances in a consistent style. This highly professional effort goes to the quiet wistful truth at the core of nostalgia and delivers a profound satisfaction. I am pleased to be reminded that CGI bombast and massive budgets are not necessary to achieve excellence.
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