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A poignant coming-of-age drama set in the backdrop of urban Britain.
5/5

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Alexander Mansfield Martinez’s short coming-of-age drama is a truly moving and poignant exploration of the challenges faced by a teenage girl on the cusp of adulthood. Through the exceptional performance of Nia Towle as Maya, the film delves into the complexities of adolescence while grappling with the burden of a weighty secret.

Maya’s journey is beautifully portrayed, as she navigates betrayal by her closest friend and romantic interest, all the while shouldering the responsibilities of caring for her ailing grandmother and younger sister. Alibe Parsons delivers a touching performance as Maya’s grandmother, adding a layer of emotional depth to the narrative.

The film skillfully hints at Maya’s secret without fully revealing it, leaving viewers intrigued and invested in her story. The cinematography by Fraser Rigg is simply exquisite, capturing the essence of urban Britain with highly cinematic visuals and impeccable lighting.

The acting across the board is nothing short of fantastic, with each actor delivering authentic and heartfelt performances that resonate with the audience. Martinez’s direction allows the audience to connect deeply with Maya’s struggles, making the film an emotionally impactful experience.

Overall, this short film is a moving and touching portrayal of adolescence, family, and the weight of secrets. With its exceptional performances, stunning cinematography, and a narrative that tugs at the heartstrings, this film comes highly recommended for anyone seeking a thought-provoking and heartfelt cinematic experience.

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Late

A poignant coming-of-age drama set in the backdrop of urban Britain.
5/5

Review

Alexander Mansfield Martinez’s short coming-of-age drama is a truly moving and poignant exploration of the challenges faced by a teenage girl on the cusp of adulthood. Through the exceptional performance of Nia Towle as Maya, the film delves into the complexities of adolescence while grappling with the burden of a weighty secret.

Maya’s journey is beautifully portrayed, as she navigates betrayal by her closest friend and romantic interest, all the while shouldering the responsibilities of caring for her ailing grandmother and younger sister. Alibe Parsons delivers a touching performance as Maya’s grandmother, adding a layer of emotional depth to the narrative.

The film skillfully hints at Maya’s secret without fully revealing it, leaving viewers intrigued and invested in her story. The cinematography by Fraser Rigg is simply exquisite, capturing the essence of urban Britain with highly cinematic visuals and impeccable lighting.

The acting across the board is nothing short of fantastic, with each actor delivering authentic and heartfelt performances that resonate with the audience. Martinez’s direction allows the audience to connect deeply with Maya’s struggles, making the film an emotionally impactful experience.

Overall, this short film is a moving and touching portrayal of adolescence, family, and the weight of secrets. With its exceptional performances, stunning cinematography, and a narrative that tugs at the heartstrings, this film comes highly recommended for anyone seeking a thought-provoking and heartfelt cinematic experience.

Late Short Film

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Runtime: 15 min
Genre: ,
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