Short Films Matter Logo

Memorial Picture House

An intriguing tale of regret, grief and the afterlife.
5/5

Review

Mia Chaar’s short film provides a powerful exploration of mortality and the impact of both life and death on the people left behind. With an excellent cast led by Amy Martin, we follow Vivien as she navigates the strange reality of witnessing her own funeral and reflects on the significant moments that led her to this point. Andre Frey’s stand-out performance as the charming, whimsical grim reaper, brings much-needed levity to the story and helps to balance the heavier themes of regret and family angst.

Grace Campbell’s beautiful cinematography makes excellent use of light and shadows to lend the film an evocative and visually stunning atmosphere that perfectly complements the story’s emotional weight. With excellent pacing and direction by Chaar, ‘Memorial Picture House’ delivers a captivating narrative that grips the viewer from start to finish, with Frey’s performance in particular leaving a strong impression.

The film is a must-watch for anyone interested in exploring themes of mortality and family strife. It offers a moving, emotionally resonant story backed by strong performances, effective cinematography, and expert direction.

Memorial Picture House

Spotlight

No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Specifications

Runtime: 20 min
Genre:
Country:
Language:
Year:

Recommended

Recommended

Memorial Picture House

An intriguing tale of regret, grief and the afterlife.
5/5

Review

Mia Chaar’s short film provides a powerful exploration of mortality and the impact of both life and death on the people left behind. With an excellent cast led by Amy Martin, we follow Vivien as she navigates the strange reality of witnessing her own funeral and reflects on the significant moments that led her to this point. Andre Frey’s stand-out performance as the charming, whimsical grim reaper, brings much-needed levity to the story and helps to balance the heavier themes of regret and family angst.

Grace Campbell’s beautiful cinematography makes excellent use of light and shadows to lend the film an evocative and visually stunning atmosphere that perfectly complements the story’s emotional weight. With excellent pacing and direction by Chaar, ‘Memorial Picture House’ delivers a captivating narrative that grips the viewer from start to finish, with Frey’s performance in particular leaving a strong impression.

The film is a must-watch for anyone interested in exploring themes of mortality and family strife. It offers a moving, emotionally resonant story backed by strong performances, effective cinematography, and expert direction.

Memorial Picture House

Spotlight

No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Specifications

Runtime: 20 min
Genre:
Country:
Language:
Year:
Search