Short film 'Vernal Equinox' drifts without plot

Short film, 'Vernal Equinox,' from French filmmaker Stephane Benini is out today on YouTube. The 12-minute movie has no plot or dialogue, but it does have a lot of drifting.

When I first reported on French filmmaker Stephane Benini's "Vernal Equinox," I was under the impression that it was going to be feature-length and for the theater. But the 12-minute short flick was released on YouTube today.

As previously reported, the movie is about a student who faces a unexpected situation when he returns home. In actuality, the movie makes about as much sense as an episode of Lost. The soundtrack has kind of a eerie edge to it, giving a sense of suspense. And you can tell a lot of thought was put into setting up each shot. But without a plot, the best part of the movie is the driving.

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Suzanne Ashe has been covering technology, gadgets, video games, and cars for several years. In addition to writing features and reviews for magazines and Web sites, she has contributed to daily newspapers.

 

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