The fourth and final microfilm category was ‘little’, and admittedly I found this one the hardest.
In a beautiful, yet nonsensical way, the film allows you to get your heart broken, mended, and broken again as you experience the world of the main character.
Maelstrom explores the concept of karma, and the good and bad luck that results from one’s actions through the intertwined fates of several individuals.
“I feel a change in my whole body. And I’ve got this fire in my body. I’m just there. Flyin’ like a bird. It’s like electricity. Yeah, like electricity.”
“Look, these people, they have no jobs, no food, no education, no future. I just figure that we have two things we can do. Help, or we can sit back and watch a country destroy itself on CNN.”
Anomaly (2014) boasts extraordinary visual effects, attention to detail, and brilliant performances, which blends the film together into an incredible collaboration of talent.
The third topic of our microfilm series is ‘big’.
A couple of weeks ago I set out on an adventure to Werribee Gorge to clear my head and get out of the house, and ended up doing a 10km hike through the breathtaking terrain.
“If I have a boy, I’ll teach him how to love. If I have a girl, I’ll tell her the world is hers.”
Today I stumbled across Millard Webb’s ‘Glorifying the American Girl’ (1929), on a midday movie channel, and couldn’t help but admire its magical charm.
“Some places are like people: some shine and some don’t.”
This week’s microfilm topic was on the theme of ‘you’.
Inspired by a very important person in my life, I decided to focus on a very serious medical illness as the subject of this film.
“Do you believe in soulmates?”
“I do. I like the concept that there is somebody who is supposed to be with you forever. But if it’s a soulmate, it’s not supposed to end, right? It doesn’t happen twice in a lifetime.”