Review: The Debate

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Curious about the other, suspicious of the other, our differences get in the way.

The Debate by Allison Elizabeth Burns takes the form of an interpretative dance, and I struggled to understand it in the most delightful way.

The eccentric short film easily captures your attention and then leaves it to you to figure out what is going on as you watch it. Are the characters dance-prowling to each other because they’re suspicious of each other, interested in each other or one-upping each other?

It’s an intriguing and confusing viewing experience, and I highly recommend it. The sound design is especially beautiful.

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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