15 November 2012

The Guardian

Nora is the last Guardian Angel on earth.  It is a lonely job and one which is fraught with problems as she comes to grips with both her gift and vocation. Yet Nora is biding her time – she knows that at some point in her life those who she is destined to guard will cross her path.

This short film written and directed by Joseph Marconi manages to combine melancholy with sweetness and fantasy with naturalism in a compelling way. It tells a very simple story but I was gripped throughout.  It is beautifully, almost languidly shot and although it is bittersweet in some ways it has romance at its very heart.