CAN'T YOU SEE I HAVE A HANGOVER?
Donika Pemova for DokuDaily
Laura's Party, Switzerland, Simon Jaqueme, 20'
Short Film Competition
Thursday, 05.08, 20:15 slot Kino ne Kala
Screened after Schule in Prizren (Branding Kosovo) and before Vanni Mouse
Lauras Party is not about Lauras party. Lauras Party is not about how Lauras party is ruined. Teenagers always suck. Their parents usually suck even more at being the parents of teenagers. And parties often make girls cry. But in the end everything is fine. Except when its not. This short film is about ups and downs in the parent/child relationship, and then it is about one single cruel action that just crosses the line. In just this instant the parent becomes the childish one and the child grows up.
Lauras Party is unusually realistic for a short, its easy to follow, with nothing truly shocking in it, at least not from the point of view of cinematic. The characters are well developed and the acting is impressive and captivating. Lauras Party is also symbolic and aphoristic it gives us wisdom about how immature grown-ups are. And some of their mistakes will probably not be forgiven. Rating: 7.5/10
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