Title: The Puzzle (2008) & The Sweet Hand of the White Rose (2010)
Director: Davide Melini
Genre: Short Film
Plot: The Sweet Hand of the White Rose
(2010): In order to forget about a heated discussion with his
girlfriend, Mark decides to get in the car and go far away. But a little
mistake will change his reality forever...
The Puzzle (2008): After an argument
with her son, a woman decides to relax and forget her troubles with her
favourite pastime: making puzzles.
again a film director has requested that I review some of his short films.
Naturally I agreed.
knowing what to expect from these films I sat down to watch two films from
Italian filmmaker David Melini. The first of the films was a very short
one titled The Puzzle this was shot in 2008 in one day with a budget of just
300 Euros. It is a very well made short film about a woman who has a vision
whilst doing a jigsaw puzzle. It’s a shame that the film is so short as it
kinds of ends just as it gets going. But this is the sign of a good film maker
when their creations leave you wanting more. The talent of David Melini is evident in the few minutes of the film.
You can see he has a talent with suspense films and I really hope there will be
a full length production from him.
it was time to check out The Sweet Hand of the White Rose. This film is
completely different to The Puzzle. A man getting away from his girlfriend and
a young girl returning home find their lives entwined in an unexpected
way. For the first ¾ of the film I had
no idea what was happening. Usually this is a bad thing for a film but with
this one when it all falls together it wrenched at my heart then I found myself
gasping in horror at what was happening. The twist and the ending is very
powerful and I can only assume that the director/writer has some experience
with the subject of the film and my heart goes out to him. This is a film with
a message and it is a powerful one, very well executed and delivered with
passion. The director manages to bring us into the story with a sudden jolt and
leaves you with a lot to think about.
is a talented film maker and I will look out for more from him.
7 out of 10
View the films here.
The Puzzle http://vimeo.com/15390584
The Sweet Hand of the White Rose http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPWcqEmSkq8