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Film Review: Aestas (short film) (2015)

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SYNOPSIS:

A man returning from a business trip saves a teenage girl from drowning. She disappears a few moment later, leaving the man quite shaken. His girlfriend tries to cheer him up, but she disappears too, when the teenage girl suddenly comes back

REVIEW:

More short films, kiddies. This time we have a Candian film from writer/director Guillaume Comtois. The film is called AESTAS. Using my Google-fu, I found that the translation of the word from Latin means “summer”.

The film is in French with English subtitles and stars Fred-Eric Salvail as Jean-Francois, or J-F for short. The film opens with J-F returning from a business trip, chatting on his hands-free with his girlfriend Ariane (Marie-Eve Lariviere) about the tedious events of his journey when he sees what appears to be a body floating in the river.

J-F pulls over, jumps to the rescue, and pulls a young girl (Leelaa Selakun) from the water. He drives her to a hospital, but when he returns to the car with a wheelchair, the girl is gone. J-F stays around to file a police report then heads on home to his Ariane.

As for what happens next, I don’t really know.

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Once home, and a bit freaked out by his experience, J-F is suddenly faced with his girlfriend going missing. And if that wasn’t weird enough, the girl from the river reappears. Poor J-F is really confused at this point, and quite frankly, so was I.

Visually, the film is well done. The acting is quite good. I just didn’t fully comprehend the story. It plays out a bit like an episode of Tales from the Darkside, which is not a bad thing. Somehow, I missed something. Perhaps it was lost in translation.

Using my special short scale of one to five, five being awesome, I’m giving this film 3 blankets.

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