Mirage

Synopsis

A brief encounter between two strangers leads Rinah to examine their inner world. The beauty that they see in this stranger strikes her deeply. Through their own internal journey, Rinah discovers that the beauty they see in this stranger is, in fact, the reflection of the very beauty within themselves.

Review

4/5
An experimental film about self-discovery and identity.
Written and directed by Iida Valmé, ‘Mirage’ is a short experimental film that explores one woman’s journey of self-discovery. Hope Achan stars as Rinah, a young woman who is overcome with melancholy and uncertainty. Kevina Igiraneza co-stars as Iris, a stranger who triggers her state of euphoria. A poetic film that showcases themes of identity, spirituality, love and nature. The short is filmed without any dialogue.

The 8-minute film opens with Rinah walking on a secluded path amongst nature. Stopping on her tracks, she turns to notice a young woman at a flower stall. The woman (Iris) shines positive energy towards Rinah, which sparks overwhelming emotion within her soul. Continuing on her path, she receives glowing apparitions of herself, joyfully dancing, smiling and embracing all aspects of living.

Mirage Short Film
Iida Valmé has created a truly thought-provoking piece of filmmaking. The experimental narrative may be perplexing to some, but the overriding sentiment is about finding oneself through the joy of others. Visually, the film is beautifully constructed with gorgeous cinematography throughout. A poignant poetic experience that is certain to captivate the viewer. Sound, editing and music are of a highly professional standard. Hope Achan delivers a truly remarkable performance – a real star in the making. Highly recommended.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Iida Valmé
Writer(s): Iida Valmé
Cast: Hope Achan, Kevina Igiraneza
Producer(s): Iida Valmé
Director of Photography: Sanjay Shrestha
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music: Benjamin Kolanen,Isa Sinivalo
Miscellaneous:

Specifications

Genre: Experimental, LGBTQ+
Subjects: Art, Dance, Female Empowerment, Friendship, Gay, Grief, Hope, Identity, Love, Nature, Poetry, Queer, Relationships, Spirituality
Country: Finland
Language: English
Year: 2021
Publication Date:

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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Iida Valmé
Writer(s): Iida Valmé
Cast: Hope Achan, Kevina Igiraneza
Producer(s): Iida Valmé
Director of Photography: Sanjay Shrestha
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music: Benjamin Kolanen,Isa Sinivalo
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Experimental, LGBTQ+
Subjects: Art, Dance, Female Empowerment, Friendship, Gay, Grief, Hope, Identity, Love, Nature, Poetry, Queer, Relationships, Spirituality
Country: Finland
Language: English
Year: 2021

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Mirage

Synopsis

A brief encounter between two strangers leads Rinah to examine their inner world. The beauty that they see in this stranger strikes her deeply. Through their own internal journey, Rinah discovers that the beauty they see in this stranger is, in fact, the reflection of the very beauty within themselves.

Review

An experimental film about self-discovery and identity.

4/5
Written and directed by Iida Valmé, ‘Mirage’ is a short experimental film that explores one woman’s journey of self-discovery. Hope Achan stars as Rinah, a young woman who is overcome with melancholy and uncertainty. Kevina Igiraneza co-stars as Iris, a stranger who triggers her state of euphoria. A poetic film that showcases themes of identity, spirituality, love and nature. The short is filmed without any dialogue.

The 8-minute film opens with Rinah walking on a secluded path amongst nature. Stopping on her tracks, she turns to notice a young woman at a flower stall. The woman (Iris) shines positive energy towards Rinah, which sparks overwhelming emotion within her soul. Continuing on her path, she receives glowing apparitions of herself, joyfully dancing, smiling and embracing all aspects of living.

Mirage Short Film
Iida Valmé has created a truly thought-provoking piece of filmmaking. The experimental narrative may be perplexing to some, but the overriding sentiment is about finding oneself through the joy of others. Visually, the film is beautifully constructed with gorgeous cinematography throughout. A poignant poetic experience that is certain to captivate the viewer. Sound, editing and music are of a highly professional standard. Hope Achan delivers a truly remarkable performance – a real star in the making. Highly recommended.

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