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Short Film Of The Day: Simplicity and Cinematography on Display in ‘A Sure Moment’

Why Watch? This short from Lawrence Bourke shrugs off the challenges of small talk and quick poignancy as if they couldn’t have possibly caused problems for a quaint story. Although it feels at first a little too French, there’s nothing pompous about it. The result is a soothing look at a boy and girl meeting briefly at a bus stop. Nothing complicated, but still a lot to be found.

It could be the beginning of a huge love epic or it could be a brief moment like the last bite of desert that satisfies but disappears forever. It’s strength is possibility, and with a high concept and a cute couple, the camera helps immensely by keeping them separate until they truly make a connection. The result is a reminder that small moments of beauty happen every day – even while waiting for public transport. It’s sympathetic, smile-inducing work.

What will it cost? Only 4 minutes.

Skip Work. You’ve Got Time For More Short Films.

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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