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Sam + Isobel (2013) [Film Review] by JDNight Sam + Isobel (2013) [Film Review] by JDNight

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Title: Sam & Isobel
Year: 2013
Genre: Short | Drama | Fantasy
Director: Brendan Lyle Moles
Stars: Tom Allwinton, Ellie Darcey-Alden
Production company: The University for the Creative Arts (UCA)
Running time: 14 min
Country: UK
Rating: 5/5 stars

This film is unrated but is suitable for all ages.

*** This review may contain spoilers ***


Synopsis
A short drama about the strange and life changing relationship between two enigmatic twelve year olds, Sam and Isobel, in the woodlands surrounding a caravan park.

The ever-mysterious Isobel, who leaves a trail of breadcrumbs for the two children's inevitable meeting, intently follows Sam, curious and alone in the almost infinite woodland. After they both enter each other's lives, they explore together, feeding each of their adventurous and childlike sides. Soon, however, Sam learns that Isobel is not as innocuous as she seems, and through a series of bizarre and life-changing events, Sam will understand loss and the notion of letting go of childlike naivety.

—Courtesy of Brendan L. Moles via Vimeo



The full film can be watched here on Vimeo (uploaded by director Brendan L. Moles) or here on YouTube (uploaded by sound designer/mixer Jack S. Daley)



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