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Walter’s Way

A poignant exploration of aging, pride, and the enduring bond between father and daughter.
5/5

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Tom Gigliotti’s short drama film, led by the compelling performance of Lubomir Mykytiuk as Walter and supported by Geraldine Ronan as his daughter Kim, gracefully navigates the delicate subject of aging. The narrative poignantly unravels the challenges faced by Walter as he confronts the harsh reality of deteriorating coordination and the need to retake his driving test in his twilight years.

Mykytiuk masterfully embodies Walter, portraying the character’s stubbornness and pride with nuance, allowing the audience to empathize with his internal struggle. The film delicately explores the universal theme of aging, capturing Walter’s reluctance to accept the passage of time and his poignant reminiscing about the past.

The cinematography, skillfully executed by Nhat Nguyen, contributes to the film’s emotional resonance with beautifully framed shots that underscore the tenderness of the father-daughter relationship. The narrative unfolds as a touching exploration of the inevitable aging process, emphasizing the importance of acceptance and the enduring connection between generations.

‘Walter’s Way’ is a well-crafted and emotionally resonant short film that invites reflection on the inevitability of aging, the complexities of pride, and the poignant beauty of familial connections. Gigliotti’s storytelling, coupled with Mykytiuk and Ronan’s performances, creates a memorable cinematic experience that lingers in the heart and mind.

Brief Synopsis

Taking a driving test is not something Walter thought he would ever be required to do again. However his old-age and failing health means Walter must now prove he can safely operate an automobile before he gets his license back.

What should be an easy task turns into the most challenging experience of Walter’s life. And after yet another failed attempt, Walter is forced, along with the help of his only daughter Kim, to finally face the reality of his situation. Kim struggles to help Walter, who is determined to hold onto the past, uncover the true reason(s) why losing his driver’s license is such a big deal for him

Walter's Way Short Drama Film

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Director(s): Tom Gigliotti
Writer(s): Tom Gigliotti
Cast: Chris Zamat, Eric Noel, Geraldine Ronan, Linda Pagnotta, Lubomir Mykytiuk, Rachel Parent
Producer(s): Leandro Amorim-Downie
Director of Photography: Nhat Nguyen
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Runtime: 17 min

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Walter’s Way

A poignant exploration of aging, pride, and the enduring bond between father and daughter.
5/5

Review

Tom Gigliotti’s short drama film, led by the compelling performance of Lubomir Mykytiuk as Walter and supported by Geraldine Ronan as his daughter Kim, gracefully navigates the delicate subject of aging. The narrative poignantly unravels the challenges faced by Walter as he confronts the harsh reality of deteriorating coordination and the need to retake his driving test in his twilight years.

Mykytiuk masterfully embodies Walter, portraying the character’s stubbornness and pride with nuance, allowing the audience to empathize with his internal struggle. The film delicately explores the universal theme of aging, capturing Walter’s reluctance to accept the passage of time and his poignant reminiscing about the past.

The cinematography, skillfully executed by Nhat Nguyen, contributes to the film’s emotional resonance with beautifully framed shots that underscore the tenderness of the father-daughter relationship. The narrative unfolds as a touching exploration of the inevitable aging process, emphasizing the importance of acceptance and the enduring connection between generations.

‘Walter’s Way’ is a well-crafted and emotionally resonant short film that invites reflection on the inevitability of aging, the complexities of pride, and the poignant beauty of familial connections. Gigliotti’s storytelling, coupled with Mykytiuk and Ronan’s performances, creates a memorable cinematic experience that lingers in the heart and mind.

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Brief Synopsis

Taking a driving test is not something Walter thought he would ever be required to do again. However his old-age and failing health means Walter must now prove he can safely operate an automobile before he gets his license back.

What should be an easy task turns into the most challenging experience of Walter’s life. And after yet another failed attempt, Walter is forced, along with the help of his only daughter Kim, to finally face the reality of his situation. Kim struggles to help Walter, who is determined to hold onto the past, uncover the true reason(s) why losing his driver’s license is such a big deal for him

Walter's Way Short Drama Film

Credits

Director(s): Tom Gigliotti
Writer(s): Tom Gigliotti
Cast: Chris Zamat, Eric Noel, Geraldine Ronan, Linda Pagnotta, Lubomir Mykytiuk, Rachel Parent
Producer(s): Leandro Amorim-Downie
Director of Photography: Nhat Nguyen
Animation:

Specifcations

Genre:
Country:
Language:
Year:
Runtime: 17 min
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