Director Melissa Kent’s Short Film ‘Bernie And Rebecca’ Is An Eye Opener For Couples Thinking About Their Future Together. It is a perfect example of what the couples are thinking when they are seriously making a decision of living their lives together ‘Till Death Do Us Part’. Of course a couple head over heels in love with each other would think of having endless nights of love making, a great job, a beautiful house and happiness around them, but this short film takes a few steps away from these thoughts and thus goes more towards the reality of a married life.
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The great fact about this short film is that its tone keeps changing and mixing into each other. It starts off as being a love story, but then kind of transitions into a teen romantic comedy style and entering into sexy mushy sex talk. As the story builds up it goes into two adults having a serious talk about their relationship, whether they would keep on living together ‘Till Death Do Us Part’ or somewhere in life separate and go their own ways with the complications of who will get to keep their kids. The film holds in itself the elements of satirical comedy and a caricature of marriage.
Bernie and Rebecca have just hooked up on a blind date when Rebecca invites Bernie in for a glass of wine. Both start talking to each other about themselves and end up talking about their future together, which is all not bright.
This short film has made its way through various film festival circuits including St. Tropez Internation Film Festival 2016, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016, Lady Filmmakers Festival 2016 and has now successfully been put into the Oscar qualifying LA Shorts Fest 2016. It has also won awards including Indie Fest Film Award and Best Shorts Competition Award. It is simple short film making at its best.
Tags: Film Review, LA Shorts Fest, Short Film
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