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DC Independent Film Festival: Halina (short), review

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Halina, (short)

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Halina is an Italian short film which self-describes as "Una Bambina, Tre Carte e Tre Storie dal Destino in Comune", or "One young girl, three cards, and three stories of common destiny".

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The piece moves as an intricately woven short which essentially connects four stories and around seven main characters as they unravel in deceit, debauchery, obliviousness and darkness.

The short does a great job at tackling all these unlikable characters which incite pity. The unnecessary use and glorification of females within the story is palpable, but many will probably see it is an accurate depiction of the worlds explored in the film. It does make it an interesting pick for the Seeing Through Women's Eyes at the festival. Other than that, this tale of the domino effect is worth the watch.

Halina is playing at the [[DC Independent Film Festival]] on Sunday, February 23rd, in the 2:14-5PM block alongside Materica. The ticket are $12.

Other reviews:

Films: Meth Head, the movie : Echoes (short) : Titans of Newark (short) : A Cure (short) : Precious, the movie : This Is It (documentary)

Music: Austra's Olympia : KENN's We Killed KENN : VV Brown's Samson & Delilah : Sammy Crawford's Reality Sets In : Melanie C's Stages : Madonna's MDNA : Nelly Furtado's Spirit Indestructible : CocoRosie's "We Are On Fire" : Stephan Nance's A Troubled Piece of Fruit

Videos: Christina Aguilera's "Your Body" : Lily Allen's "Hard Out Here" : Tom Goss' "It's All Over" : Eric Himan's "Dust" : Scissor Sisters' "Only The Horses"

Concerts: Natasha Bedingfield : Andy Grammer : Kate Voegele

Stand Up: Kevin J Thornton

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