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Short Film: ‘Long Days’ is a Powerful Look at a Special Working Woman (NSFW)

Long Days Short Film

Why Watch? A young woman going about the business of her evening might not be interesting, but when the woman 1) is eerily beautiful and 2) starts to peel away her face before making tea, the slow burn story becomes worthy of attention.

In this short from Adam Keleman, Dakota Goldhor plays the lonely face-peeler who is looking for “night shift work” and invites a strange man into her bedroom. Filled with lingering camerawork and strategic editing, the visuals of the story find a balance between eyebrow-raising directness and wall-hugging obscurity. With banal beauty and Goldhor’s magnetism, it earns each beat even as it whispers from the rooftops in the climax. Yes, there is something going on, but it’s really spending time with her melancholy that makes the journey work.

Anyone who appreciates good filmic atmosphere would do well to watch.

What Will It Cost? About 15 minutes

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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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