Let’s face it, foreign makers are ruling with their short films. The platform allows them to experiment with their pet projects and show them to an audience. Indian short film-makers regularly bring ‘cause based’ films and the American short film-makers bring mainstream to the streaming scene. Foreign film-makers bring their passion to the screen. This translates sometimes into lighthearted, fun films that are entertaining too.
Detour is one such film. It begins with a family, comprising of the husband, wife and their daughters going on a small vacation in a family car. Unfortunately, the tricycle of one of the daughters goes missing. While the family gives up on the tricycle – the father even buys her a new one – providence has something else in store for them.
What’s WOW: Once again, the concept of this short film wins us over. The film is a load of cuteness and ‘aaw’. We liked that the story wasn’t a heavy duty one. The direction and the screenplay succeed in bringing out the warmth and love of a family’s interaction. This French film also succeeds in showing us the lush greenery that exists in the country, along with the scenic beauty that will give you immediately tourism goals.
What’s Blah: Nothing.
Parting Shot: Detour is a good watch, something different from the heavy duty fare that’s routinely available in the short film genre.
Cast: Jeanne Marechal, Benjamin Bourgois, Alain Azerot, Victoria Notte, Elphine Depardieu, Ethan Poaty, David Llari, Marius Goillart, Eldine Attoumani Chahidi, Guilame Bouchede
Director: Michael Gondry
Duration: 11 min
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