‘Mother’s Day’ Is About A Daughter’s Grief Over Her Mother’s Absence…
Remorse and regret; two of the most bitter, painful feelings to live with remain the theme of the film here. There are, of course, some who manage to find the necessary closure to make peace with themselves, but not all are that blessed. ‘Mother’s Day’ is a tale of Kylie, (Piper Nairn) who finds the closure to the grief she endures over her mother’s loss. Directed by Greg Powell ‘Mother’s Day’ is a short film that has amassed a lot of accolades, including the ‘Best Short Film’ in the ‘Changing Faces International Film Festival’, (Sydney 2018) and the ‘Aphrodite Film Awards’, (New York 2018) for the Best Actress.
The film although projected so simply is one of the most complex topics, seldom picked even by the most experienced. But, for Powell, experienced with 3 feature films, ‘Mother’s Day’ might have perhaps been an easy endeavour, for, he so effortlessly manages to breathe life into the story that its
The hesitance in her speech, the faltering of her voice, the trepidation in her words as she tries to sum up her thoughts and feelings and the breakdown… so real, so painful, that its sure to move even the most hard-hearted ones. At 10:30 minutes of runtime, the film is steady paced, with an even trajectory to the plotline. Ethan Hong’s cinematography is classic and welcomes the audience into Kylie’s world effortlessly.
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‘Mother’s Day’ is cathartic and wonderful and, not because it is well suited for one particular day, but for all the days in the calendar!#ShortFilmReview: This 'Mother's Day', Kylie will find her closure… Click To Tweet