‘Resolution’ talks about deep sadness that comes with significant trauma, and how that kind of grief can only become poetic in the mouth of the right person. A young girl tells her traumatic story – her parents fought, she heard constant screaming, she was left behind, she had to accustomed to a new father figure, she was discriminated and bullied, while everything she did was to fit in. The only way to fit in was to oppose the current, and indeed, she did this when life offered her chaos and misery, and managed to find peace and discipline in the ultimate form of art.
One of the most amazing features of this short film is the perfect acting of Tillie Amartey, who plays Kairos, the young girl we have mentioned before. Her role is exceptionally rough, and you need a specific power to be able to deal with that kind of trauma, even if it is in a movie. It gave us chills down the spine only by thinking about it, but fortunately Amartey was perfect with her superhero like portrayal of a teenage girl. Actually, if we think about it, the story is almost one hundred per cent the origin story of a superhero that one could grow to love. Batman, Superman, Spiderman, to name a few, all had grim backgrounds, but they managed to rise like a phoenix and make themselves heard. Kairos here has the power to stand out to her problems, to fight them in any way possible for someone her age, and this continuous struggle made us appreciate her even more.
‘Resolution’ dares to point fingers at the people who are acting uncaringly, and this is the kind of courage we love to see in films. Neil Kemp and Nathan Loynes manage to take initative when others fail to do so and prove through this short that age is not essential in this matter as long as the intentions are good and healthy.
Written by Vlad A.G.