Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Philophobia (2019) Pimedate Ööde Filmifestival

With a week left in school Kai, an aspiring writer tries to suss out what comes next. Bright enough to continue his studies he is uncertain of what the end will mean for his friends. There is much on his mind including Grace who lives across the street. She is attracted to him and frequently leaves her blinds open for him to look in at her. However she has a possessive boyfriend.

Slow building but wonderfully atypical coming of age film scores many points by not taking the road well traveled. Credit writer director Guy Davies, who along with Matthew Brawley have crafted a tale that feels closer to life than most other films that venture into similar ground. By insisting allowing the characters to live and breath they have created a film that doesn't just touch our hearts but worms it's way under our skin to be something we carry with us for days after seeing it.

I really liked PHILOPHOBIA. It is a beautiful little film. So long as you allow to play out as intended you are going to have a good time.

PHILOPHOBIA pays at the Pimedate Ööde Filmifestival on November 17. For more information and tickets go here.

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