Thursdays are for short films recs, and I loved “This is She”, an inspiring bit of magical realism directed by Tarik Karam, written and produced by Grace Rex. It’s about a woman making a new, slow start in a small, unfurnished apartment after going through some personal difficulties with which she is clearly still struggling. Her issues manifest as a weird, furry lump on the wall. She can’t hide it, because it moves everyday, and she can’t just scrape it off and throw it out because it reappears. It’s a part of the decor, a part of her home, and thus a part of her.
The blank space left by the “She” in the title emphasises, I think, the broad appeal that this film is meant to have. It’s easy to connect with if you’ve been through similarly hard times and found your way through them or want to. After my experiences last year and general tendency to be an awkward mess, I certainly found it light and comforting 🙂