Aya (2012)

aya ” I want to ask you something, but I’m afraid that you’ll judge me” – Aya

Number of Times Seen – 1 (17 Jun 2015)

Brief Synopsis – A young woman at an airport decides to take on the task of being the driver of a foreign visitor after circumstances unexpectedly put her in that situation.

My Take on it – This is a movie that I’ve been interested in seeing for a few months ever since it was nominated for the Oscar for short film.

I’m not usually a fan of short films but being that this is from and takes place in my home country of Israel it further intrigued me to see it.

Despite this being a short movie of only 40 minutes, I found it to be quite effective because it gives us a great meeting between two strangers and we get to see their interactions with one another over a short thirty minute drive.

The camera work is excellent because we are given the feeling that we are in the car with them during their journey.

Due to my familiarity with all of the locations in the movie and the culture, I felt a strong personal connection to this movie which raised the believability of the situation for me.

The characters are both created well by the writer and the actors and we don’t feel that we are being forced to like them even in the short running time.

It’s actually quite unfortunate that we don’t get to spend even more time with them because their innocence is refreshing to watch.

Bottom Line – A very effective short movie that gives us a great story about how two people happen to meet and begin to form a connection during a half hour drive. Great camera work. I’d love to see more of these characters and their interactions because it seems so innocent. Being that this takes place in my home country and in familiar locations, it felt to be an even closer and personal story to me. Highly recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – According to Ron Ganbar, who did visual effects for Aya, the 40 minute film has some 250 effect shots, and the driving scenes were shot in a studio. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy


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