Directed by Jesse Rosten, ‘Cart’ is a heart warming tale about a supermarket trolly that goes out his/her(?) way to return a blanket to a small child that left it in him. The cart traverses over various terrain; a busy highway interstate and through a shifty looking side alleyway, all to please this small boy who is being driven home by his clueless mother.
‘Cart’ successfully brings life to an everyday inanimate object. In some odd way, I had feelings for this shopping trolly and the harder he tried to achieve his goal, the more I routed for him. Achieving such emotion from an audience shows true understanding of film. Beautifully filmed and with an enjoyable soundtrack by Peter Lance, this compelling short film is really quite something. Each shot is like a brilliant photograph, worthy of hanging up above the fireplace… well perhaps not that far.
The subtle humour brings the film to life. The perfectly timed cart movements along with the music gives the film a light and bubbly feel to it, whilst keeping the main determination theme honest and engaging. You will feel sad and you will feel happy all at the same time! ‘Cart’ is a perfect Sunday film for us to showcase. It’s relaxing and emotional, one to set you up for that groggy Monday morning you so dread.
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