Saturday, April 27, 2019

Short Film Review: Kadupul

After surviving a physical assault in her freshman year, college sophomore Klarissa Bloom, finds the strength to identify not with the violence she suffered, but with her passion for dance.

My Thoughts

This short film takes us through the aftermath of sexual assault as a young college student tries to come to terms with what was done to her. We also see the struggle of her best friend, the would-be boyfriend who might've prevented it if he had shared his feelings sooner, and the person who introduced her to the perpetrator. This unique take on the issue shows us the ripple effect assault can have, not only for the victim, but for those around them who deal with the guilt of failing to prevent it.

While all the performances in this indie film were all outstanding, I was especially impressed with the acting abilities of leading lady Briana R. Jordan. Her portrayal of an assault victim was realistic and heart wrenching. Yet, the story still has, if not a happy ending, a hint of hope and healing. Through the dance, Klarissa begins to heal. This emotion is conveyed beautifully through the graceful movements of the actors/dancers.  It teaches us that there is hope beyond the pain, and oftentimes, art is the road that leads us to healing.

You can watch this stunning theatrical piece FREE with Amazon Prime. It's only about half an hour long, and definitely worth the watch!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for this lovely review! We appreciate your taking the time to watch and support!:)