Reviewed at ZIFF

Review of The Tunnel’s screening at the Zanzibar International Film Festival 2010 by Oliver Laughland for Tanzania’s The Express.

It is the tender moments in this short that pull us through the journey and make Elizabeth’s story so powerful; she dances in the woods, plays with her talking wooden horse and imagines her father calling to her, deep in the depths of the tunnel. Whilst we sometimes struggle to distinguish imagination from reality, elaborations from terrible truths, the brutality of conflict is made more potent through the almost dream-like landscape that ensues. Held together by strong cinematography and understated use of CGI, this film is simply outstanding.


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