A Review of… Futures & Derivatives (Short)

Futures & Derivatives (Short)

Running Time: 18 minutes
Director:  Arthur Halpern
Writer: Arthur Halpern
Starring: Bill Barnet, Bigi Ebbin, Mark Hervey, Vin Knight, Cam Kornman, Fredda Lomsky, Marty McDonough, Kelly Miller, Brian Patacca and Peter Picard.
Year: 2007
Language: English
Miscellaneous: Part of the Boys on Film 2: In Too Deep collection. Finalist in the Iris Prize.

 

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… in 5 words:

I have no freaking idea.

 

… in 25 words:

Despite not understanding how, why or quite what happened, my overall enjoyment was unaffected. There was something intrinsically surreal and beautiful in its final half.

 

… in 50 words:

Some films fail to explain things or provide key information and are bad as a result. With Futures & Derivatives, Arthur Halpern has crafted a short which works because of the lack of explanation. Along with the music and cinematography, everything ties together in a beautiful if not surreal way.

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