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Dahlia White

A revenge drama that delves into the complexity of the teenage experience.
4/5

Review

Directed with flair and finesse by Alison Moir, this compelling coming-of-age drama delves deep into the world of teenage retribution. Shay Fox shines as the titular character, Dahlia, an audacious and self-assured teenager whose path into an eccentric sorority takes a surprising turn when she is confronted with a misstep from her past.

What sets this film apart is the exploration of youth culture and the complexities of teenage relationships. Moir skillfully crafts a narrative that pays homage to films like ‘Mean Girls’, but infuses it with a darker and edgier tone. This artistic choice adds a layer of depth to the storyline, unveiling the profound consequences of actions taken in the name of revenge.

Teddy Quinn’s poignant portrayal of a transgendered character is commendable, bringing a compelling and authentic perspective to the film. Quinn’s performance adds a unique and essential dimension to the story, elevating the overall impact and captivation for the audience.

The acting across the board is fantastic, with the cast delivering authentic and emotionally charged performances. Fox carries the film with confidence, embodying the complexities of Dahlia’s journey with great skill and nuance.

Jesse Harris’ cinematography is a standout feature, capturing the essence of each scene with a cinematic touch. The visuals enhance the storytelling, immersing viewers in the world of Dahlia, seamlessly blending style and substance.

This short film is a thought-provoking and gripping exploration of teenage struggles, revenge, and the power of redemption. Moir’s direction provides a fresh and compelling perspective on familiar themes, ultimately leaving a lasting impact on the viewer.

‘Dahlia White’ is a well-crafted and emotionally charged film that engages and resonates on multiple levels. With its exceptional performances, smart and darkly toned narrative, and remarkable cinematography, it stands as a testament to the depth and complexity of the teenage experience.

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Runtime: 18 min
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