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The Refiner

Synopsis

The story of a painting.

Review

2/5
An experimental film about mankind’s gift of life on Earth.
Created by Ana Coutinho, ‘The Refiner’ is an experimental short film that acts as a salient reminder to humanity that life on Earth is a golden opportunity from the Universe. Narrated by Coutinho, which also showcases her oil-canvas artistry, the film explores the four elements of life; Earth, Air, Fire and Water – and the subsequently calamity humanity has manufactured.

Throughout the 5-minute film, Ana Coutinho conveys our important mission on Earth – love and respect, and to create a better World for future generations. The narrative delves into the obstacles we face; war, poverty, inequality and extreme weather – which is arguably a result of mankind’s depletion of love and respect.

The Refiner
Narratively, the film is well written and structured – with the principal aim to bring attention to our responsibly here on earth, who we are, why we are here, and how we contribute to a fairer, greener, more civilized society. Technically, the film is of low-grade production quality that may disengage some viewers. A delicate piano rendition of ‘What a Wonderful World’ by Bob Thieve and George David Weiss accompanies the visuals. Additional music is provided by Gerhard Fiedler. In spite of the film’s amateur craftsmanship, the supreme message holds strong.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Ana Coutinho
Writer(s): Ana Coutinho
Cast:
Producer(s): Ana Coutinho
Director of Photography:
Animation (if applicable):

Specifications

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Language: English
Year: 2022
Runtime: 6 min

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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Ana Coutinho
Writer(s): Ana Coutinho
Cast:
Producer(s): Ana Coutinho
Director of Photography:
Animation (if applicable):

Specifcations

Collections: , ,
Country:
Language: English
Year: 2022
Runtime: 6 min

Recommended

The Refiner

Synopsis

The story of a painting.

Review

An experimental film about mankind's gift of life on Earth.

2/5
Created by Ana Coutinho, ‘The Refiner’ is an experimental short film that acts as a salient reminder to humanity that life on Earth is a golden opportunity from the Universe. Narrated by Coutinho, which also showcases her oil-canvas artistry, the film explores the four elements of life; Earth, Air, Fire and Water – and the subsequently calamity humanity has manufactured.

Throughout the 5-minute film, Ana Coutinho conveys our important mission on Earth – love and respect, and to create a better World for future generations. The narrative delves into the obstacles we face; war, poverty, inequality and extreme weather – which is arguably a result of mankind’s depletion of love and respect.

The Refiner
Narratively, the film is well written and structured – with the principal aim to bring attention to our responsibly here on earth, who we are, why we are here, and how we contribute to a fairer, greener, more civilized society. Technically, the film is of low-grade production quality that may disengage some viewers. A delicate piano rendition of ‘What a Wonderful World’ by Bob Thieve and George David Weiss accompanies the visuals. Additional music is provided by Gerhard Fiedler. In spite of the film’s amateur craftsmanship, the supreme message holds strong.

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