Pamela Powell reviews “Half a Man” and “C Street” on Reel Honest Reviews

“HALF A MAN”

“Half A Man,” part of the Toronto International Film Festival ‘Short Cuts’ program, packs in full-length emotion in under 20 minutes.  In this beautifully shot film directed by Kritina Kumric and written by Maja Hrgovic depicting her personal story about the effects of war in a very different way.  It’s the impact upon the family seen from a child’s perspective which is not typically acknowledged let alone portrayed in film.  We see how war changes everyone in a family,  how you look at life and how you live it.  ”The short film is the winning project of the competition ‘One picture from the Homeland War,’” a part of the Croatian Adiovisual Centre and the Ministry of Veterans’ Affairs.  It is also a part of the book ‘Zivjet cemo bolje’ (‘We Live Better’) authored by Hrgovic as well.  ”The film is a result of a nationwide competition seeking to address the traumas sustained by war veterans and their loved ones.”

“C STREET”

“C Street” is quite the political parody, finding a way to take several jabs at the election process, its candidates, and the workings of Washington, while making you laugh and root for the good Guy.  Throw in a love story and you have the makings of a funny and relevant story that just might make you wonder if it actually is too far away from the truth!

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