We are now into our 4th Biweekly Curated Shorts! As usual, we will feature some shorts that are different and unique, without giving them a full review for you to judge them yourself. This time, we include three of completely different genres, as well as languages, ranging from Japan to Britain.
Hikikoumi tells a story of a reclusive Japanese girl who wishes to escape the city, and to see the sea that will extend her vision of the world. It is directed by Matthew Hillian and features Momo Hoshikawa as the hikikomori. It’s a tale of discovery and willingness to go through one’s comfort zone to find one’s goal. It’s a pretty relaxing watch as we go through her thoughts and journey towards her destination.
Sacrifice is a short film about war and we are given the perspectives of the soldiers in the jungles. There are elements of PTSD as well as other traumas the characters have to overcome. It is directed by William Leonardi-Bee and features Max Easton and Matt Blakey as the casts. This film takes a more realistic, albeit slightly more exaggerated, take on a war that comes with sacrifices for others to live.
Entitled is a story of immigration, when you have to leave your country of origin to another foreign country. It is directed by Adeyemi Michael and is a reimagines idea of his mom moving from Nigeria to London. The film takes a pretty unconventional approach with a woman riding a horse, perhaps signifying the journey she took from her homeland to her destination. This is one of the more unique films that you should check out!