Watching Djamel Turner’s short is entertaining if you are into the musical instant-classics of the past couple of years. Magnus is at a party and goes outside for a breath of fresh air. He pulls his phone out and calls a woman. She answers, and they have one of the most upsetting and heartbreaking conversations we’ve all had at some point in our lives. He is vulnerable; he wants things to go well, he wants happiness in any form he can get. The woman, on the other hand, has a different perspective, and all she does is to break his heart repeatedly. The pressure is enormous on Magnus’s shoulders, and he has to find a way to break through. When nothing goes right, there’s time for some tears to wash the pain away.
As we watched this short and heard the conversation between the two characters, a song from one of the most amazing singers of the XXI century came to our heads - “Bother me, tell me awful things / You know I love it when you do that/ Helps me get through this without you.” Gustav Elijah Ahr, also known as Lil Peep, was a young rapper who died at only twenty-one years old, and who was able to write some of the most inspiring emotional lyrics this new wave of music could ask for. Interestingly enough, we went to find out in the end that this short was dedicated to Peep, as the overall vibe is one hundred per cent inspired from his songs.
We were extremely pleased by Djamel Turner’s initiative to use up to date pop culture references in his movie, being one of the few ones to tackle the new paradigm that is still forming. ‘Take care’ is one per cent rational and ninety-nine per cent emotional, and maybe this is why we liked it so much.
Written by Vlad A. G