This very affecting short film packs a lot of emotional punch in to a mere six minutes of screen time. Through a series of disembodied conversations set against the scene where they took place, we witness an entire relationship evolve from meeting to consummation, through arguments and joy, and in an ending of grim but authentic finality.
Director/writer Jeremiah Crowell employs some of the sound techniques used by Robert Altman, with overlapping conversations and large amounts of background noise. The result is we feel like we're overhearing real words spoken in private between two people in love, rather than scripted dialogue.
The images are simple and pure: A park bench, a bathroom shower, a shelf of wine glasses. They are witnesses to the union, and totems that are left after they have parted.
A bold yet meditative film.