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A tranquil beach day turns into a whimsical encounter with eccentric characters.
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In Bruna Arbex’s avant-garde narrative, Gabriella Klein shines as Molly, guiding audiences through a riveting exploration of eccentricity and spiritual metamorphosis in a secluded beach setting. As Molly seeks solace in isolation, her tranquility is disrupted by a motley crew of unconventional beachgoers, featuring a skier, a bikini-clad man, and a rollerblader, adding an unexpected layer of bemusement to her narrative.

The tension heightens with the arrival of an alien, portrayed with enigmatic brilliance by Nixon James, catalyzing a profound shift in Molly’s perspective towards inclusivity. Arbex’s storytelling, though offbeat and quirky, carries a potent message that resonates with clarity and a distinctive narrative angle. The film is a testament to the commendable performances of the entire cast, including Klein, who navigates the edgy and experimental terrain with captivating skill.

Azael Flores’s cinematography stands out for its meticulous framing, enhancing the overall visual appeal of the film. The inclusion of an animated segment, skillfully brought to life by Phoebe Parsons, adds a dynamic dimension to the characters’ enlightenment moments, amplifying the film’s impact. In its brevity, Arbex’s creation manages to encapsulate a powerful and resonant story, leaving a lasting impression with its unique blend of humor, eccentricity, and a profound message of embracing diversity.

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What Molly assumed would be a relaxing day at a deserted beach turns into a completely surreal experience. She is in her 60s and has the looks and conceptions of the typical “middle-aged white woman from the suburbs”.

Once strange, seemingly out-of-place characters show up at the beach and start interacting with her, Molly panics. She confronts them, questioning their right to be at the beach with her. What she doesn’t know is that yet another character is going to join and show in the most unexpected way, who really is out of place. This final encounter will change her perspective and ability to reach acceptance in her heart as well as teach her the concept of unconditional tolerance.

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Director(s): Bruna Arbex
Writer(s): Bruna Arbex
Cast: Bernie Yao, Carson Cheng, Gabriella Klein, Jenny Lee-Gilmore, Kaylin Metchie, Monika Podgorski, Nixon James
Producer(s): Emma Power
Director of Photography: Azael Flores
Animation: Phoebe Parsons

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Runtime: 11 min

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Introduction

A tranquil beach day turns into a whimsical encounter with eccentric characters.
4/5

Review

In Bruna Arbex’s avant-garde narrative, Gabriella Klein shines as Molly, guiding audiences through a riveting exploration of eccentricity and spiritual metamorphosis in a secluded beach setting. As Molly seeks solace in isolation, her tranquility is disrupted by a motley crew of unconventional beachgoers, featuring a skier, a bikini-clad man, and a rollerblader, adding an unexpected layer of bemusement to her narrative.

The tension heightens with the arrival of an alien, portrayed with enigmatic brilliance by Nixon James, catalyzing a profound shift in Molly’s perspective towards inclusivity. Arbex’s storytelling, though offbeat and quirky, carries a potent message that resonates with clarity and a distinctive narrative angle. The film is a testament to the commendable performances of the entire cast, including Klein, who navigates the edgy and experimental terrain with captivating skill.

Azael Flores’s cinematography stands out for its meticulous framing, enhancing the overall visual appeal of the film. The inclusion of an animated segment, skillfully brought to life by Phoebe Parsons, adds a dynamic dimension to the characters’ enlightenment moments, amplifying the film’s impact. In its brevity, Arbex’s creation manages to encapsulate a powerful and resonant story, leaving a lasting impression with its unique blend of humor, eccentricity, and a profound message of embracing diversity.

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Brief Synopsis

What Molly assumed would be a relaxing day at a deserted beach turns into a completely surreal experience. She is in her 60s and has the looks and conceptions of the typical “middle-aged white woman from the suburbs”.

Once strange, seemingly out-of-place characters show up at the beach and start interacting with her, Molly panics. She confronts them, questioning their right to be at the beach with her. What she doesn’t know is that yet another character is going to join and show in the most unexpected way, who really is out of place. This final encounter will change her perspective and ability to reach acceptance in her heart as well as teach her the concept of unconditional tolerance.

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Credits

Director(s): Bruna Arbex
Writer(s): Bruna Arbex
Cast: Bernie Yao, Carson Cheng, Gabriella Klein, Jenny Lee-Gilmore, Kaylin Metchie, Monika Podgorski, Nixon James
Producer(s): Emma Power
Director of Photography: Azael Flores
Animation: Phoebe Parsons

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Year:
Runtime: 11 min
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