An emotional single take short film with a noteworthy performance that is one of the most natural I've seen. Reminiscent of the long takes from various Bergman films, Pauline focuses entirely on a character telling her story which is not only believable in and of itself but the character telling it is just as believable. It may be simplistic but it's perfectly executed and extremely realistic. It's significantly immersive and the performance is truly convincing. I'll take Pauline over 95% of what Hollywood has put out!
I just revisited this film for the first time in years. It was every bit as powerful as it was the first time I watched it, despite how many movies I have seen since that original viewing. Jaffa was the movie that got me interested in art films. It showed me what films should be all about, telling a meaningful story through the various artistic and technical aspects of filmmaking. Had I not seen this film, I wouldn't be the…