Aug 30, 2012

Review: Izak’s Choice




Short art films are almost always very difficult to review. There’s so much going on in so little time that it’s hard to sort out all of the impressions. You just can’t tell a story in a regular way in a film that’s no longer than approximately 16 minutes. Of course there aren’t so many characters to involve with the viewer but – I assure you – there are multiple sub plots within the story. Most of them are hidden and needs to be interpreted by the viewer, which is also the main point of a film like this I think. There’s no need to tell everything at once, you have to give the viewer something to wonder about. The plot centers on a pianist teacher and his student. Soon it isn’t as clear which one is the student and who is the teacher. She becomes his muse. Therefore he can pursue the career he always wanted. He plays the piano in an audition contest and wins (of course). But before he has the chance to perform, his muse is seriously injured, lost a few of her limbs and defiantly cannot play anymore. What will Izak do? What’s his choice?

I got this sent to me and didn’t have a clue what it was. Of course the mail gave some information but not much. I wouldn’t be surprised if this short won some awards – it sure should have! It’s absolutely beautiful and the acting is top notch! If you know anything about piano playing you might enjoy the musical performance as well, as the main character – Izak, is portrayed by piano soloist Ivan Ilic