8 November 2007 | rhodimer
Feature Quality Short
I've been to many blocks of shorts in film festivals. Typically shorts are a grand concept poorly shot on minidv and acted, well, in a less than convincing manner. Until Next Time was so far ahead of the shorts in it's festival and shorts that I've seen before that I thought I was watching a feature film. I was very disappointed that it was only 20+ minutes long. I wanted more.
The film was shot very well, on 16mm I believe. In B&W. Adding to the feel of it's period. The camera movement, lighting and overall look were very well done. Nothing was overdone.
The story, like a parable, was simple enough to keep any viewer involved yet had deeper levels for those who could relate and prefer depth. The dialogue was just right. Not a bit more than necessary which for me is nice because it leaves you searching the actor's faces for answers. And the answers were there. This was made by a savvy set of filmmakers.