This short, directed by Ari Kruger, was a finalist at Tropfest Australia 2011.
Focus has an interesting premise, it’s pretty, and sounds nice. All of the elements for a great little short. Unfortunately, something about the combination of soft instrumental score, voice-over, and subtly slowed black and white footage feels exactly like an ad for expensive perfume or designer jeans. No one really enjoys watching a 6 minute ad, and you may not enjoy this film. Personally, I could have done with a twist ending or some hint at a deeper meaning. If you do choose to watch, simply adjust your expectations accordingly.
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