AWOL

Hope in the midst of hopelessness.


Published:

“AWOL” is the story of a young woman, Joey, who comes home for Christmas before being deployed to Afghanistan. Her main reason for coming home is to convince her girlfriend, Rayna, to go to Canada with her. There’s just three little problems, Rayna has two children and a husband. 

Rayna’s husband is away most of the time, but he picks an inopportune time to show up—right after the girls decide they will go to Canada.

“AWOL” is a heartbreaking short film about two young women trapped in the poverty of their rural community with little or no hope for a future. The cinematography captures the stark realities of a rural winter and adds to the feeling of hopelessness.

There are moments of happiness, however,  in this 13 minute film, particularly when the two women see each other again after a long hiatus.

You almost believe they can pull the impossible off. The acting and the music are both surprisingly good.

Edit ModuleEdit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

The Terrible, Really Awful Senate Healthcare Bill

People will die.

Cut It Out: Feminist Collage Artist Liz Peniazeva's Queer Contact Relations

We’re swept up in the disarticulation.

Kristen Stewart Spends Night With Ex

Plus Charice comes out as trans man "Jake Zyrus."

Wentworth S05E02 Recap: The Bitch is Back

Episode 2 sees Franky back inside, Ferguson ready to up the ante, and some fine acting by Katrina Milosevic.

Add your comment:
Edit Module

Follow Us

    

 

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags

Pride Poll

Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags