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Aya (2012)

Two strangers unexpectedly meet at an airport. He mistakenly assumes her to be his assigned driver. She, enchanted by the random encounter, does not hurry to prove him wrong.
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Two strangers unexpectedly meet at an airport. He mistakenly assumes her to be his assigned driver. She, enchanted by the random encounter, does not hurry to prove him wrong.

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According to Ron Ganbar, who did visual effects for Aya, the 40 minute film has some 250 effect shots, and the driving scenes were shot in a studio. See more »

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A movie that proudly quits while it's ahead
11 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

The publicity for AYA makes much of the fact that the film, although shown theatrically as a feature, is only forty minutes long. And the publicity does well to make noise about that, because you don't want people indignantly surprised when the ending comes at what would normally be the halfway mark on your wristwatch. The claim is that structurally the movie is complete as is, and that its quality is sufficient reward for a trip to the movie house even without some short co-feature to fill out the time. I find the first half of the claim pretty credible, because the movie is about a new and tentative acquaintanceship that would only be overburdened by any additional adventures, coincidences, or revelations. As for the second half of the claim-- I think I wouldn't have minded seeing another short film before going home.


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