'Trilogy' is an experimental black and white short film segmented into three parts: Why, Lift and Revolution. Three unrelated stories which the director claims are biographical are told by a narrator's voice over.

In terms of what we see, there is very little to say. A middle aged woman, dressed in all black clothing is walking along a wall, kneeling, crying, kissing the wall and putting letter in holes in the wall. In some scenes, the angle of framing shows the solitude of the character, she walks away in isolation, desperately clinging to that stony wall.

'Why' is the first story about a woman whose baby died in childbirth and she keeps uttering the phrases “Why?” and “I'm sorry” over and over again, saying that her mother is far away in Uganda, reinforcing the theme of solitude and not having anyone by her side.

'Lift' tells the tale of a grieving mother who shows up to Heathrow without a valid passport. She has to travel to Tel Aviv where her son was blown up. She has to give a DNA sample in order to identify his body parts. Again, losing someone close brings up the theme of desperation and even abandonment. Because she talks about Israel and puts letters in the wall, she makes the audience think of The Wailing Wall in Jerusalem which is considered holy.

In 'Revolution' the narrator talks about abstract concepts such as peace, love and compassion and utters the word “Light” a few times, while consoling a petrified woman who seems to be on a hospital bed.

Because it is described as experimental, the movie is for a very niche audience, its meaning being hard to comprehend. Its visuals have almost nothing to do with the stories the narrator tells, except for a few parts. In terms of sound editing, there is much work to be done. The voice repeats itself over and over in a syncopated fashion and the overall sound seems more a rough draft rather than a final cut, making the film very hard to understand for some and leaving much room for improvement.

Written by Vlad A. G

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