Film Review: The Sweet Hand of the White Rose (short film) (2010)


How many times have you had a bad day? How many times have you thought you would run away from everyone and everything? That is exactly what happens to Mark. In order to forget about a heated discussion with his girlfriend, he decides to get in the car and go far away. But a little mistake will change his reality forever…


Mary isn’t too happy when she finds Mark drinking away his issues at a local club. Here excessive calling may in fact get the best of him as he winds thru the mountainous roads. We get a 2 part story. One from  the perspective of a young girl who we are calling the white rose and one from Mark our annoyed traveler.

The short which spans about 15 minutes takes on the often re occurring subject of death and the after life. We don’t need much here to follow as all the pieces pop into place. Mark will have to go thru a visual journey while the reality of what happened starts to form into some sort of union. What the director Davide Melini shoots for is a more softer dramatic story that ends on a heart felt note. The imagery is nicely shot with a clean editing approach pulling it all together.

“The Sweet Hand of the White Rose” rolls out with a firm helping of drama and suspense blanketed by some tasty score backing that sweetens the pot. It’s a great example of careful planning showing he potential of the filmmaker himself.

You can check out the short yourself per this youtube link

The Sweet Hand of the White Rose (2010)

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