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Monét

A coming-of-age drama that explores the aftermath of a tragedy the haunting echoes of a life-altering event.
5/5

Review

Kyung Sok Kim’s short drama, brought to life by the compelling writing and stellar performance of Tdjiri Yakini, explores the raw depths of grief in the aftermath of an accidental tragedy. In the central role of Sarai, Yakini masterfully conveys the complex emotional landscape of a teenager grappling with loss, guilt, and shame following the untimely death of her best friend Monét, played by the talented Kasey Inez.

The narrative deftly delves into themes of mental health, addiction and bullying, providing a powerful and multifaceted portrayal of the personal fallout from a life-changing event. The film navigates Sarai’s internal struggles, including the weight of past drug and alcohol addiction, and the strained relationship with her boyfriend Jason, portrayed with depth by Sha’quil Reeves. The exploration of PTSD, coupled with the omnipresent themes of suicide and mental health, adds an additional layer of emotional resonance to the story.

Veronica Bouza’s cinematic prowess shines through in the well-framed and spectacular cinematography, enhancing the film’s visual impact. The heart-hitting narrative, coupled with outstanding performances, makes this short film a compelling exploration of loss, addiction, and the enduring impact of trauma. Kim, Yakini, and the entire cast and crew deliver a thought-provoking and emotionally charged cinematic experience.

Monet Short Film

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