Sonnet 88

AUSTRALIA| 2017
DRAMA, THRILLER| SHORTS| 6m 26s|COLOUR

 

Director: KRISTIAN LUPINSKI
Synopsis:

A man in a ute travels down a lonesome road. In the back is a wheelie bin, duct taped shut. He is quite emotional and has flashbacks to an argument with what appears to be his partner. After pulling over, he begins shouting blame towards the wheelie bin as if someone were inside it. After undoing the straps he drags the wheelie bin through the forest. As he is dragging the bin, his flashbacks continue. The flashbacks progressively get more violent and during one it appears he strikes the woman. He continues through the forest, increasingly distressed. He finds himself overlooking a cliff, having flashbacks of what appears to be the accidental death of his partner (although no imagery shows the partner) and he kicks the bin over the cliff. As the bin hits the bottom, the lid is broken open from the impact. A flashback reveals the woman wasn’t killed and she leaves the house. The open bin reveals the man is inside, surrounded by alcoholic beverage bottles. At this point, we discover, the man has been having a mental struggle with his inner demons. As he walks away from the cliff and into the open, the man seems to be set free. He walks into the sunset and over the film is text from Shakespeare’s Sonnet 88.

 

 

 

Cast:
Kristian Lupinski
El Mae

 

Crew:
Producer
: Kristian Lupinski
             : Nick De Gabriele