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Catégories : This is England Festival / film reviews 2016-2018

Black sheep

Black Sheep

For us, the movie was really frightening and it was convincing because it’s a true story, it’s a testimony. We found that it’s really brave that this guy could talk about those hard moments in his life. During the short film, we didn’t need the subtitles to understand him, because he talks with his heart. The fights shocked us, it contained a lot of violence and injustice. It’s difficult to imagine the violence of this world and that makes us feel sad. We can just feel empathy for the victims of racism. The film was so powerful that it gave us food for thought.

The cast was brillant and really convincing. We’ve loved the contrast between the young Cornelius and his interview when he is older. We have two favourite striking scenes :

When the young white kid calls him  » nigga  » and mimes a monkey, then Cornelius realises that he has moved in a racist village and that even the youngest inhabitants are racist.

The second striking scene for us is when the black and white teens insult each other. It shows that the rivalry is not just between the two gangs or crews, but between black people and white people.

In conclusion, this short movie shows us how  difficult it is to be accepted by others and to try to fit in when you’re different and discriminated against. Sometimes we make the wrong choice, but that doesn’t mean we are bad people.

People shouldn’t miss this documentary! It’s an impressive portrayal of racism and discrimination.

On a scale from zero to five, we give this film a five/five.

link to the trailer  https://www.traileraddict.com/black-sheep-2018/trailer

link to This is England Festival http://www.thisisengland-festival.com/

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Catégories : This is England Festival / film reviews 2016-2018

Film review about ‘Inanimate’

Inanimate is an animation that talks about one girl whose life is passing very fast. The special effects were breathtaking because it was pretty for an animation, pictures after pictures. This movie gave us food for thought.

The movie is an animation so there is no perfomance of  actors but the storyline was brillant. Another thing we really liked was the mix of two universes;  the human world and the fictional and unrealistic universe.

The subtiles were understandable, the script writing was excellent but the end was a little bit complicated to understand. The most powerful scene was when the main character wakes up because it was unexpected, indeed, we thought she had passed away.

To conclude, Inanimate is an animated short film that is thought provoking and incredible. It’s a must see if you like animation.

link to the trailer http://viewpure.com/vitY4_N5xSU?start=0&end=0

link to This is England Festival http://www.thisisengland-festival.com/

Lou, Anna and Charly

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Catégories : This is England Festival / film reviews 2016-2018

V

We have chosen to write about the short film V. First, we will deal with  its plot, then the characters of the film and the topic with our opinion. To conclude, we’ll explain our final opinion as well as the feelings that we had while watching this fictional short film.

The main character is a girl. She lives alone in a little flat because her mother died, she was very  ill. She drinks blood, just like a vampire. She thinks she is a vampire. She speaks a lot about a guy,  his name is Chris. He may have been her boyfriend, and he might have transformed her into a vampire while having sexual relations. We think the storyline is both weird and moving. It was hard to really understand the plot and we think that the director may have wanted to show how people can easily be manipulated.

In conclusion, we liked this movie because it was very intriguing but we would have liked to have more information about the topic before watching it. We would recommend it to anyone who likes supernatural, vampires and fantasy  intriguing stories. To conclude, on a scale from zero to five we give this film a four.

Louyse, Lena, Lucie, Clara and Caroline ♥

 

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Catégories : This is England Festival / film reviews 2016-2018

Inanimate film review

Inanimate is an eight-minute animated short-film, directed by Lucia Bulgheroni. Inanimate tells the story of a girl who’s called Katrine and enjoyed her life, but one day, she understands that her world is not the reality and that all the society is fake, everything is controled by the humans. This short animation movie was created by 16 people but approximatively 100 were there to design the scenes, characters and lets. It was released on February 2018 after 14 months of work.

We think Inanimate was a very good short film. The link between the reality and the fiction was interesting. It gave us food for thought. It showed the reality of our world. The special effects were breathtaking and  we can see that people took a lot of time to build each element. There was not much conversation but the images that tell the story were thought provoking and there were a lot of metaphors to explain real facts with animation.

 

This short movie explains that what we think is real, sometimes is fake. To prove it, the film director gave some examples in the movie. We can see the main character katrine, in different daily situations ( for example at the supermarket) where she discovers that she is just a puppet and that her husband is fake too. Finally, Inanimate well portrays our society. It shows that we spend too much money on fake things. We also know that  Katrine looks like the film director: same hair, same eyes. This animation is indeed about her life and reflection.

In conclusion, we liked this animation, it was absolutely amazing. It was a very good topic to cover. Furthermore, the special effects were breathtaking, there were a lot of details in the scenery and it was  beautifully designed. We really loved this movie for all of this. So we recommend it to anyone! We can’t wait to watch the director’s next movie in preparation. Unfortunately they didn’t win This is England Festival but what they did is worth seeing.

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Strange days review

Strange days

Today we present the short film: Strange days. The story talks about a girl, Nina. She likes to be desired by Eli, who the most beautiful boy in highschool. But Eli wants to be Carla’s boyfriend as well. Eli is the cause of the hostility between Carla and Nina.

There are different settings in the storyline: the beach, a public place, a market and the house of Eli’s friend.

The main character is Nina, the narrator of this story. She relates the night when Carla disappeared. She is Eli’s girlfriend and the last person who saw Carla before she disappeared.

 

The topic is about relationship and friendship. Nina thinks that she is responsible for Carla’s disappearance and she can’t get over it. She can’t help thinking about it.

In our opinion, the performance of the actors was very good. The most captivating scene is when Nina opens the door and sees Carla for the last time.

The best scene is the scene with the dog for us.

The most interesting character is Eli because his personality is very complex: at the beginning he seems to be a good person but after a while we realize that he is very manipulative : he likes the two girls but he  does something wrong that probably hurts Carla.

We finally understand that, later, Nina has forgotten Eli but not Carla. She really feels guilty.

People shouldn’t miss this short film. On a scale from zero to five, we give this film a four.

 

Grimoin-Onno Lucile

Mechelinck Juliette

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Our Film review on « The Clanker Man »

We have chosen to write about « The Clanker Man », which is a short film we watched during « This is England » Festival 2018.

« The Clanker Man » is a ten-minute mokumentary by Ben Steiner. This genre is very popular in England, more than in France.

The main character is a clanker man whose job consists of making noises in the city. In the movie, his job is secret and he acts very protective towards it. The Clanker man finds his job hard and seems sad about it being a secret. He wishes more people knew about it and respected his job instead of yelling at him.

The other characters are a cameraman showing up in one scene and a citizen who’s getting mad at the Clanker man for doing his job.

In conclusion we can say that this movie is a comedy of a non-existing job, which makes it funnier. It was a laugh riot and we think this was one of the best movies shown in « This is England Festival 2018 ».

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The film review about the short animation « Enough »

 

Enough is a two-minute funny animated film about people who are fed up with their lives. In this animation, we can see many different scenes with different short storytlines, it’s like a compilation of many really short stories that are a few seconds long. In every scene, one person who is on edge does something he would have never done before because it’s impolite. For example, in one scene, someone breaks a window or hurts someonelse because they’re exhausted and can’t cope with the situation anymore.

There were loads of different characters in « Enough ». There was a range of kids, elderly and adults. There was no main character in the movie because it was divided into many short clips with different people in each.

The topic of the film is about people who are fed up with being polite and they start doing things that aren’t acceptable in society, for example, in one scene, we can see someone pushing two people down the stairs in the underground, in an other, a woman can’t stand her job anymore, so she throws her computer out of the office’s window.

We think this short film was extremely funny to watch and very enjoyable, we definitely recommend it.

In conclusion, we can say that this short animated movie is a laugh riot but there’s also a message behind it. Sometimes, our society expects too much from people, so they are always on edge.

Finally, they can’t take it anymore and snap.

 

Meaveen Ryan, Mathilde Dony, Noémie Chantrel-Richard

 

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Our film review about « clanker man »

Our favorite short film in « this is England » festival was « Clanker man ». It was directed by Ben Steiner and it was a ten-minute mockumentary.

The main character is a man whose job is to make racket. Throughout the mockumentary, he explains the concept of « clanking ». For example, he hits everything with his crowbar, shouts in  the street and in the forest, puts urine on matresses. There are two characters : the clanker man and the interviewer. But, of course, there is a management team as well. In our opinion, it was a laugh riot because the clanker man is very serious when talking about his job even if sound silly. It was the funniest short film of the day. The story is very simple but effective thanks to a very good directing. The most powerful scene was when he shouts at night outside the city. It’s the final scene and it was a good ending.

To conclude, the topic is very interesting and it’s very original to show a fake job in a mockumentary.

We recommend this short film because the main character’s job is completely crazy and his performance was hilarious.

 

Garance, Jules and Lucie 2nde4.

 

 

 

 

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The Clanker man

Our film review

Clanker Man is an eleven-minute short mockumentary shot by ben Steiner in 2017 It was laugh riot because the actor was  very talented and we could almost believe that it was real. This  subject was excellent and funny. We think it was cool to invent a job to explain why we can sometimes hear incredible noises and see annoying things in the street, like graffitis or stinky mattresses.

We highly really recommand this short movie

written by Angot Arthur and Obin Darras

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Our review about the short film Black Sheep

Black Sheep is the short film we like the best. It’s a twenty-minute documentary directed by Ed Perkins.

A black boy is discriminated against and is the target of a bully : a gang of white teenagers because he’s black. He changes his appearance to fit in and he finally becomes like them, that is to say mean, violent and narrow-minded.

This documentary talks about the difficult integration of a black boy. It was heart breaking since it’s an important topic that concerns a lot of young people mentally and physically. It gave us food for thought and the plot was intriguing. The performance of the cast was brillant. The man who relates his story is moved because it’s hard for him to talk about what happened to him and how far he went to fit in. The young actor is extremely convincing.

This short film is very realistic. We think that it’s excellent because the actors performance in the fictional part is very good and Cornelius’s personality is very interesting as well.

The script writing is excellent and the story can touch everyone. The point of view of an adult is important to understand the situation. We would recommend it to anyone but it needs to be explained to children.

Louise,Romane,Rebecca