Review: Tears of Oizys

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Tears of Oizys, directed by Ramy Raphaël, follows Isaac who secretly suffers from depression and struggles to express himself, so he writes a letter to his wife.

The short film is really just a montage of visual shots with a voiceover of Isaac’s letter. The cinematography is great, but the struggles, the hardships and the depression never really materialize. It’s simply told to you in the voiceover. 

Maybe that’s the point, since Isaac’s depression is a secret to his wife – but even so, I walked away from my viewing wanting more.

Overall, it’s fine and tasteful, and I do recommend checking this one out, but I’m not sure there is enough that sticks with the audience once the credits start to roll.

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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