Watch: ‘Lady I’ Quickly Shows the Beauty in the Breakdown

By  · Published on September 14th, 2012

Editor’s Note: Today’s entry is done in support of Filminute, a really cool online festival that lets filmmakers tell their stories in 60 seconds or less.

Why Watch? This Filminute entry is momentary perfection. In it, a woman carefully, almost joyously makes herself beautiful with a few dabs of make-up. Then, she hits the verge of emotional collapse, and we get to see why.

It’s a delicate balance of ideas and a fantastic example of how the camera can be used to deceive.

What will it cost you? Only 1 minute.

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