Movie Review: A STATIC WIND, Australia, Drama

This fifteen minute coming of age story follows a pre-teen girl and her widower father spending their vacation with their aunt at the family cottage. Caught in between a girl and a woman, and cramped together in a cottage with a younger cousin and a rebellious teenage cousin, our heroine is outgrowing the cocoon of childhood.

 

At time emotionally uncomfortable but nonetheless strikingly beautiful, A STATIC WIND is a film composed of those tiny moments crack our childhood minds and propel them into adulthood. We watch our character slower tackle the thoughts of what it means to be alive, and what it means to be a person- that safety, that love, is more complicated in reality than they are in fairy tales.

 

A STATIC WIND is beautifully shot, spectacularly cast and wonderfully performed. It is subtle, is it heartbreaking, it is powerful. Do not miss it.

 

Review by Kierston Drier

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film:

A STATIC WIND, 15min., Australia, Drama 
Directed by Isaac ElliotOn an annual trip to her aunties house in a small country town 14 year old Silvy meets this years crop of foster children; an older girl, Mia, worldly and confident and 9yo Grayson.

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