A good movie is the one that tells a good story. We are not saying that the construction process isn’t important, but the story is the main thing we will remember at the end of the day. In 'Kid Gloves', Julia Hart tells the story of Merle, an old woman who starts a conversation with her neighbour and from that point on, things explode in her heart. The power of the conversation touches the depths of Merle’s feelings, and she decides to do something that may change her life.
The main theme of the short, even though is not projected clearly, is love. If you can relate to the underlying theme of love longed for, love given and received, and love lost, this is a great film. If you have come to understand that acceptance can -sometimes- be a great thing and not a compromise or a 'settle for' - this is a moving film.
The mood of this short is pretty sad, but there are some elements that can be interpreted as out of context that brighten up the whole story. As crazy and almost surreal as elements of this film are, it somehow remains honest and real. That seems like a contradiction, but life is contradictory, isn't it?
An incredible film that most of the people who 'get it' will love - but we suspect there will be more than a small percentage who won't understand it or can't relate to it and they will (understandably or not) dislike it. Jokes on them!
There's not much more we can say about this film, except to say that even after seeing it several times, we feel like we could watch it over and over again and see a new shot, a new sequence, and a new set of emotions tied to it.
Written by Vlad A. G