This is a very nice and/but very short audiovisual piece. I write 'but' because it feels like an intro in the end. The end could be the starting point of a true story, not just the evocation of a moment as One Day is. I let myself imagine the difficulties the protagonists can encounter by trying to meet again. Because I believe we want them to meet again. The film is touching, the tone of the voice-over works well even though I would prefer to see more actual actions and dialogue.
The casual visuals lack too much of a cinematopgraphic feel to make this touching evocation visually interesting. I am not saying to lose completely the handicam feel, as it fits with the 'evocation of a moment in life'-style.
The film is like a poem, an evocation but not the telling of a full story.
It feels like there can be a lot more to it, very much like what happens to the characters' relationship.
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