We Once Were Tide (BOF8)

Drama | 18mins | English | 2011



“On the windswept southern coast of the Isle of Wight, Anthony, torn between his boyfriend and dependent mother, must realise that to love something is to give it away.”


Directed by: Jason Bradbury | Written by: Matthew Kyne Baskott
Starring: Tristan Bernays, Alexander Scott & Mandy Aldridge


We Once Were Tide (a play on words) is almost tear-jerking. As the mother-son relationship appears to deteriorate we see the two lovers coming closer together – the cinematography fills in the blanks – it’s beautiful. The performances are superb and draw you into the psyche of the characters. But when all seems perfect, Anthony has to let go… or accept that sometimes you have to, for it wasn’t his decision.


Things I Liked:
1 - Focused plot
2 - Understated performances
3 - Tear-jerking ending

Things I Didn't Like:
1 - Bleakness

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