‘Glimpse of Freedom’, directed by Jamie Maule-ffinch is a finely tuned comedy that follows a man during his outrageous weekend lifestyle, only for us to be treated with a hilarious yet delightful twist at the end. Maule-ffinch executes each shot in excellent style, allowing the audience to safely sit back and enjoy the increasingly surprising and sadly somewhat relatable events.
“A short film uploaded for the Reed.co.uk “Mondays” competition“ and ‘ Glimpse of Freedom’ perfectly establishes the contrast between the weekend life to the Monday blues through extraordinary editing pace as well as the expressive protagonist’s performance. The cuts are precise and sharp and to say the least incredibly clever making the whole experience incredibly tasteful and easy on the eye.
As this is one of the funniest shorts I have seen in a while, it came as a disappointment when it all finished within 3 minutes. Regardless, its originality and successful punchline makes it enjoyable for a large demographic with me included. Shorts such as these just show the variety that is on offer. Whether it be a hard narrative short that puts a lot of emphasis on a tightly manufactured script, or a poetic build-up to a satisfying end release such as this film, there really is something for everybody.
‘Glimpse of Freedom’ begins with a scuffy, unwashed man waking up in a busy London street corner as passers by point and joke at his oddly behaviour. If you want to find out more wacky circumstances he faces, as well as a beautiful twist (which I think we’ve mentioned twice already?) then hit that play button below!
To keep up to date with Jamie Maule-ffinch’s brilliant work, go to his website: www.jamiemauleffinch.com.