UGLY - Shortfilm (2020)
A Story by Jean-Denis Römer and Leander Lesotho, shot and edited by Joshua Kantara. A simplistic approach to capture the pure essence of the acting without interruption. No fancy camera moves. Just simplistic lighting. Subtle music. All of these components simply help to carry the story.
The movie short „ugly“ gives the viewer a little insight in the head of a young man who‘s vocabulary doesn’t entail the words guilt and remorse. Even though the character’s appearance is far from ugly, his way of calmly vocalising his actions without any form of guilt makes the viewer question how one can commit such evil with a clean conscience. However, the
humanity in him does appear in small blinks of light even though the antagonist himself doesn’t realize it. This short shows how „ugly“, „pretty“ can be.