Friday, May 28, 2021

Short Film: Online Order

Viewed at the 2020 IVFAF. This was a 2020 short by Johan Nayar that comes in at just under 5 minutes. It was inevitable that lockdown and how people cope with it would become a theme within films and that is what is explored in this.

It starts at day 7 of a lockdown that sounds as though it was well policed. Vincent (Luis David Rodriguez) thinks about a girl he met just before lockdown started, Sia (Karolina Kula) and, eventually, decides to ring her (by then it is day 22).

online date

Sia recognises him and they chat for a while until he eventually asks if she wants a cyber date – a video call where they both crack a bottle of wine. Sia jokes that he is very forward but probably should have taken stock when he demands she wears a dress. As they chat online (her drinking wine, him not) he tells her about going for a walk and the police stopping him, yelling at him. He then suggests that, as she lives close, they meet up. She isn’t sure but he continues, reasoning that she only has to cross the street and get into the park…

What will happen. I think you can guess but, in case, I have embedded the short below. The imdb page is here.

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