Fool For Love: Short Film Review
Cast: Ritabhari Chakraborty, Anurag Kashyap, Agastya Verma.
Director: Satarupa Sanyal.
Language: Hindi, English.
Channel: Large Short Films (YouTube).
Release Date: 11th February 2019.
Allen comes home after 1.5 year to his wife Beatrice aka Bittu, the absence a result of his line of work. The passion-fuelled reunion is bittersweet and raw, but how long does it last? And what will it leave in its wake?
- Fool For Love explores love with all its beauty and ugly. Love is a paradox that can be fickle on one hand, and fierce on the other; sometimes it isn’t enough, and sometimes it is everything and nothing else matters in front of it. Fool For Love explores that angle beautifully.
- The intensity of the story is portrayed with a bleak, surreal sequences, creating a powerful impact with a subtle touch. The last scene, particularly, leaves you reeling with its concealed force. In their own words, it leaves you to ponder “When love strikes, how does it feel?”.
- The touch of black humor in the sombre setting makes the film so much real and human, empathizing with the characters.
- Anurag and Ritabhari are commendable in their performance, depicting their emotions and feelings with much needed finesse, making the characters come to life.
- The background music, from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake to La Vie En Rose by Laura Weinbach & Anton Patzer and the original music by Sambit Chatterjee, creates a hypnotic vibe, that is supported with the equally hypnotic and brilliant cinematography, makes the film a wholesome experience.
- Not a thing.
A beautiful, raw depiction of everything love is, and not in a sappy way, Fool For Love will live you reeling and feeling.
- Fool For Love is a tributary piece to the Pulitzer winner Sam Shepherd, inspired by his play of the same name.
- Fool For Love marks Ritabhari’s second short film, the previous one titled Naked. She is also the writer and art director of Fool For Love.
- The multi-talented Anurag Kashyap, was previously seen acting in short films such as Chhuri, and Encounter.
Watch The Short Film Here: