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Fool For Love: Short Film Review

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Cast: Ritabhari Chakraborty, Anurag  Kashyap, Agastya Verma.
Director: Satarupa Sanyal.
Language: Hindi, English.
Genre: Drama.
Channel: Large Short Films (YouTube).
Release Date: 11th February 2019.

Synopsis:

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?

Yay!

  • 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.

Nay!

  • Not a thing.

Bottom Line:

A beautiful, raw depiction of everything love is, and not in a sappy way, Fool For Love will live you reeling and feeling.

Trivia:

  • 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:

Also Read: Flashback Friday: Short Films which Left their Mark in 2018

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Shraddha Raut

Dreamer- above all else; I like to read, sleep and overthink, in that order. You'll find me obsessing over Harry Potter, seas, moon, and window seats. If you are as fascinated by The God Of Small Things as me, we can be friends.

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