Film Review: DAUGHTER, (Canada, Drama/Family)

A deeply moving and powerful story of two mothers who struggle to raise their daughters. DAUGHTER a three minute film from Canada, follows a young mother with a young daughter and an older woman with a young daughter struggling through her own issues. The two meet in the middle to remember that one promise stays with you forever- the promise of love that binds parent and child.

 

This work has some confusing elements, and the audience may be left wondering whose daughter is whose and which timeline they are in. But dispense the disbelief just slightly and you are hit with an impactful sense of love, loss and sacrifice. This piece has a strong focal point- love. And love always wins. At the end of our journeys through parenthood we may talley our victories and defeats, but the love that motivates all acts of parental compassion never changes. DAUGHTER is a tribute to such emotional journeys. For that alone, it is worth the watch.

Review by Kierston Drier

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DAUGHTER, 3min., Canada, Drama/Family
Directed by Lia WilliamsonCreated as a ‘Two Stories’ project, this film follows two single mothers trying to successfully raise their daughters. As the years progress, this task becomes more and more difficult.

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Film Review: MILE, (USA, Drama)

A strong film coming in at just a minute in length, MILE is an exercise is emotional brevity. Our nameless hero spends the entire film running. And running. And running. No matter how slow, or how many times he has to stop- he keeps going. Until at long last, his mile is reached.

 

This film has no dialogue, and only one main character. But what is brilliant about it, is that there is nothing more needed to convey the strong sense of character and story. Truly great short films, that can take us on emotional journeys in under a minute are exceedingly rare. Yet MILE accomplishes this with ease. A single note, a single beat in a human’s’ life as the act to better themselves. One mile behind them- a thousand more to go. MILE is a short and wonderful film, simple, clear and worth every step.

Review by Kierston Drier

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MILE, 1min., USA, Drama
Directed by Kevin AntonA large man is determined to run his first mile, but has to overcome his own obstacles first.

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