Here's the basic - young lovers, an idylic glade, pie, an event.
That's all you get.
The story is weird, but tantalizing. The way the thing is shot is amazing. It's such a gorgeous film with elements of the great cinematic forests from Lord of the Rings to The Forest. It's beautiful, and the amazing images of the woodland makes the beauty of our young lovers that much more impressive. The way they appear to be babes in the wood, literally at times, makes the shocking ending that much more... well, shocking.
The sound is really important as well, especially when you see the way it rises and falls within the story. It's a beautiful emphasis piece within the entire setting. The wonderful direction of Elizabeth Jaeleigh Davis and the exceptionally powerful performances make this something that will stand out in the Mindbenders program.
The film runs less than ten minutes, but the overall impact is much heavier than you'd expect from such a short film. It also REALLY made me want to get some pie!
La Petite Mort shows as a part of Program 5 - Mindbenders at Century 20 Redwood City Fri, Mar 3 9:45 PM Tue, Mar 7 6:00 PM and Fri, Mar 10 4:45 PM and at the Hammer Theatre in Downtown San Jose Sun, Mar 5 9:15 PM and Thu, Mar 9 3:45 PM