A Review of… Steam (Short)

Steam (Short)


Genre: Drama
Running Time: 15 minutes
Director:  Eldar Rapaport
Writer:  Eldar Rapaport
Starring: Scott Hislop, Julien Zeitouni and Amy Clites.
Year: 2009
Language: English
Miscellaneous: Part of the Boys on Film 4: Protect Me From What I Want collection. NSFW. Winner at the Iris Prize Short Film Festival 2009.



“Moving between anxiety, reflection and fear, two strangers try to make sense of their predicament… stuck in a steam room. Heart increasing, they need to get out but can’t find the door. What is this place and how did they get here?”


… in 5 words:

Mainly peculiar but strangely beautiful.


… in 25 words:

Being stuck in a steam room may be appealing for some, but this is no ordinary steam room. What you learn is surprising and chilling.


… in 50 words:

Does religion have to conflict with sexuality? It’s hard to truly explain why I enjoyed Steam without spoilers. What works is how the viewer’s emotions almost run parallel with the characters. The ending is chilling and though it provides answers, there is also ambiguity as to where they actually are.


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