XXI Short Film Festival 2015: International Shorts – Variety

logoInternational Shorts – Variety segment is one of the must-attend segment on my list. Not only because Academy Awards-winning The Phone Call is on the list, but also because they are the best of short film in the global scale within the last year or so.  Continue reading

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XXI Short Film Festival 2015: International Shorts – Fantastic Shorts

logoInternational Shorts – Fantastic Shorts offers you the wonderfully weird and the brilliantly bizarre selection of shorts. I actually did not plan to see this, but with the traffic and all, i decided to watch this segment anyway. The segment have 9 short including French’s Fol’Amour (fun little short about fool’s love), Netherlands’ Forever Mime (funny but how many more short about Mime do we need to see?), and New Zealand’s Shelved (which is so sarcastic!). Below are my favorite selection from the segment.  Continue reading

Mysterious Skin (2004)

The film opens with a white backdrop and blurred images of froot loops showering down, it slowly focus on a raven haired boy who is smiling jubilantly, blithely. Then come a voice over:

The summer I was 8 years old, five hours disappeared from my life. Five hours. Lost. Gone without a trace.

Contains spoiler and graphic language of sexual nature, be warned.
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