You know a short film is good when it walks away from both Fantastic Fest and Sitges deemed as the ‘Best Short’, which was exactly the case for Tim Egan’s 10-minute powerhouse Curve. His bleak and minimal story opens with a bloodied girl clinging to the side of a smooth, curved surface that drops into a terrifying nothingness. The film works so well because of its simplicity, but also because there’s much to be said about its character and her helplessness.
Clinging to a smooth, curved surface high above a sentient abyss, a girl tries to cover the few feet back to safety without losing purchase and falling to her death. Clinging to a smooth, curved surface high above a sentient abyss, a girl tries to cover the few feet back to safety without losing purchase and falling to her death.
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2 thoughts on “Short Round: Curve, holding on”
NOOOO! After all that, it starts to RAIN?!
This is SO intense! And so well acted. Lots of layers of meaning packed in this 10-minute film. I’m choosing to believe in a happy outcome. That girl is too smart and resourceful to be beaten by this existential terror.
Hahah, I know! It starts raining and you’re like “uhhhhhh”. It’s such a cool concept and very well done. Glad you enjoyed it as much as I did!