'SOMEWHERE, TOMORROW '
- Directed by Andre Siqueira -
A simple story of a man and a woman that get the chance to meet in a book store gradually becomes a real confession with some powerful meanings. The film is a thought-provoking tale of two characters who just met and don’t have anything in common, besides their failed relationships and a stronger need of someone who will listen to their problems.
The action in this short film is mainly structured on a dialogue. Having a poetic script, which is very intelligently written, it provokes the viewer to be engaged with the narrative, the problems of both the woman – who has an unhappy marriage - and the man - the owner of the old book store. Their stories are told in a manner in which the viewer becomes an observer, a third person, leaving the impression that they are some characters from a novel, as the dialogue is so philosophical and gives the actors the opportunity to develop their characters. They’re full of untold stories and repressed feelings and the film reveals a sensitive side of them. Somehow, while talking about their endless search for the loved one, they start feeling attracted to one another.
The story arouses curiosity in a melodramatic way and it doesn’t require a complex set, so the viewers will concentrate only on the brilliant performance of the characters. However, the minimalist and dusty bookstore together with the soft piano music contributes to the atmosphere, full of sadness and loneliness. The lighting in this film is used to enhance the sense of coziness and understanding, generating a surreal feeling, while the camera draws attention to the characters' emotions.
In the end, the film reveals a well-crafted love story and a truly great piece of filmmaking. At the same time, it may be that this film is not made for everyone, as you need some kind of experience or maturity in order to reach the whole meaning of the story.