This is a fairly straightforward and apt story about how everyone tends to see things in a grass is greener on the other side view of life. The story shows a Croatian man staring across a small river at two men hammering down a sign saying that the country they are in is part of the European Union. The story shows the both sides desiring something the other side has, hence the grass is greener on the other side metaphor. The short makes its point just as the style of film making would suggest, short and sweet. It is not long by any definition of the word and could stand to have been developed with more of a story or a more interesting shooting style. That being said, I would propose to ask, if the message is that understood, does it even need to be said at all?
April 17, 2011
Spend a small amount of time in “Europa”