The story of life and love, for a majority of people, can be summed up easily by films. Two people meet, they fall in love, they get married and no matter how happily it ends, there is always tension. Sometimes, movies handle the subject with an overbearing romantic narrative that saturates the plot with this unrealism. Others are too heinously bleak and, whilst depicting real life situations, are heavy on the heart break. Director Antonio Marzotto’s Short Love Story is one teaming with humanity, in a small one inch coupled as they transcend through moments in their lives in calm and collected tranquillity
Added to this already marvellous film is the evocative score that wraps around your spirit and enthuses with it. Scored by Claudio Laucci, Short Love Story is brimming with this music that really captures what Marzotto is trying to translate to the viewers. This tenderness, the delicate strings teaming with pain and romance, is vital to the entire film and enhances the story rather than drowns it.
Ultimately, Short Love Story is a daring and powerful short that is, ironically, thinking outside the box with how to tell stories that can only be somewhat mirrored by the succession of photographs in short films such as La Jetee that portray movement of life in its lack of it. And similarly to that famous short, it beats within its motionlessness and lives within these fantastic dioramas of life.
Check out the film below, what do you think?