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Beauty Marks

A drama that explores a woman’s struggle with vitiligo.
3/5

Review

Written and directed by Lid’ya Rivera, ‘Beauty Marks’ is a short drama film that explores a young woman’s journey to self-love and overcoming adversity. Starring an ensemble cast, including Iomikoe Johnson, the short captures the life of Cassie Brown who suffers from vitiligo – a skin condition where pale white patches develop on the skin. A poignant tale of resilience, mental health, love and body confidence.

Throughout the film, the narrative follows Cassie through her childhood and into adulthood– where she battles with relentless persecution over her appearance; domestic violence, bullying, and societal mistreatment. Midway through the drama, the narrative takes an uplifting romantic turn as Cassie connects with her soulmate. An endearing watch, albeit harrowing and hard-hitting.

Lid’ya Rivera (Writer/Director), who was also diagnosed with vitiligo, has crafted a fine drama that will resonate and give hope to many inflicted with the skin condition. Iomikoe Johnson gives an enthralling portrayal as Cassie – which is certain to keep viewers engaged throughout. Visually, the film is well crafted with decent cinematography and high-quality sound. The talented cast bring out the best in Rivera’s personal narrative, which is presumably a profoundly personal project. Post-production and music are equally commendable. Highly recommended viewing.

Beauty Marks

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