Watch: ‘Bolero’ Turns a Fairy Tale Into Percussive Poetry

Why Watch? Borrowing Maurice Ravel‘s most famous work as a backdrop, writer/director Dennis Brucks tells a slow-motion fantasy about a young man living through a terrible home life and a young girl living in the wall who helps him escape.

Its pace follows the methodical snare drum smack, and the visuals are bathed in sunlight no matter how golden brown they get. It’s a strong work of wordless storytelling that’s gripping but doesn’t squeeze too tight.

What will it cost? Only 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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