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Still Life

USA 2012
produced by
Chris Esper
directed by Chris Esper
starring Timothy Bonavita, David Graziano, Mike Daniels, Peggy Passarelli, Charles Everett Tacker, Carlyne Fournier
written by Chris Esper, music by Ryan Campos, edited by J. Poisson

short

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Martin (Timothy Bonavita) so wants to make it as an art photographer, and he has exactly the right passion for it as well, plus an eye for motives, an actual idea of what he wants to express and how he wants to express it. He has one problem though, he isn't open to criticism - which is a downright shame, too, because despite all his talent, he simply isn't "there" yet. But instead of being grateful for the suggestions of his photography teacher (David Graziano), his remark about Martin's use of angles cause a depressive fit accompanied by serious self-doubts in him. At an art show it's even worse when a critic (Peggy Passarelli) isn't too fond about some of his angles either - but maybe that's just a blessing in disguise ...

 

A very touching and lyrical little film about what it means to become an artist - and the tidal wave of self-doubts that comes with it -, told in a pleasenmtly unexcited way, in very nicely arranged pictures and with a touch of irony at just the right moments. Now I'm very much assuming that writer/director Chris Esper has based this film on quite a few of his own experiences, and artists of all genres will probably find at least some truth about themselves in this film - while those who haven't chosen art as their trade might learn why being an artist quite simply isn't for everybody ...

Very nice indeed!

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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