Review: Mute

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Mute details the emotional and physical destruction that follows a middle aged woman after she learns of her husband’s infidelity. Mute is based on the short story of the same name by Stephen King, acquired through his Dollar Baby program for emerging filmmakers.

The story opens with Monette (played by Cynthia Preston) who lets a hard-of-hearing hitchhiker into her car. Monette had just driven away from her cheating husband, and she seemingly finds a friend in the silent passenger who listens to her emotional pain.

The hitchhiker, however, may not be what she seems…

Mute is wonderfully well acted, filmed and directed. It’s a phenomenal short film.

I love a good mystery, and I highly recommend Mute to anyone who feels the same – and the best part? You get answers. Every sequence is carefully set into place, and the payoff is satisfying.

Well done, director Constance Hilton. I’m a fan.

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Alvin Tsang

Film Reviewer

In his youth Alvin loved watching movies and would find himself spending his lunch money and allowance at the box office. He loved the Matrix and the X-Men films, and somewhere along the way, he discovered a love for horror movies — HereditaryMidsommar and Mother! being his favourites. He now holds a professional writing diploma, a couple of journalism degrees, and likes to spend his free time reviewing movies on IMDB and for various magazines. @alvinwct