Short Film Review: Run

So, wow, it’s been almost a month since I last posted on here! Life has been hectic and I suppose I kind of lost track of time! I had hoped to post a short film review once a week, but unsurprisingly that didn’t go to plan! Nevertheless, here is my latest one. I really loved this short, it’s different to the ones I usually enjoy, but is definitely worth checking out! 🙂

Title: Run (Dir. Thea Gajic)

Length: 7:14 

Link: Click here 🙂

Synopsis: At it’s simplest, Run follows three young women talking in a park as they decide to join two guys in a game of one-touch football. 

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Review: Run is a simple, poetic and seemingly effortless film, exploring what seemed outwardly as an ordinary moment in time on a much deeper level. To me, Run is a perfect example of how film as a medium can be used to explore so much, and that short films can be about more than just a story, and can be an art form in themselves. The film is poetic and thought provoking, evoking ideas of diversity, femininity, masculinity and vulnerability whilst simply showing a short, realistic moment in time between a group of people. The film is fresh and original, bringing forward a creative form of film-making, using film to create an art piece rather than using it only as a medium to tell a story. On a basic level, the film could have easily been uninteresting and boring, however, the combination of the poetry and the ‘realness’ of it all worked perfectly, creating a breathtaking piece of art, showing that ‘plot’ is not the only thing that can drive a film forward.

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