S2F2: The Reverie

I'm going to do things a little backwards here, and start with the film that won our "Best in Fest" award, The Reverie by Natalie James, a high school senior at the Shanghai American School Pudong campus. Maybe I'm reading into it, but her video seems to capture that "stranger in a strange land" feeling that comes with expat life. Moreover, what strikes me is the way that feeling is built almost entirely through subtextual camera shots and editing. There are some scenes here that are just beautiful - the scene with the two young girls seems to have better composition than most hollywood fare.

Way to go, Natalie.


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