A short review for a short film, a pretty good one at that. (The film that is, though the review holds its own, too.)
Clocking in at a brisk thirteen minutes, White Girl follows Beth, a girl seemingly lost in (presumably) London. She bears witness to the many vices and derelicts one would expect from a city at night — a little girl lost in its truest sense. Or is she?
At this point, I’m sure you already know what to expect. I did, too, but as it turns out, White Girl throws down somewhat of a twist. When you look back at the film, it gives you a little something to think about. Some introspection if you so like.
It might not be a particularly profound film, but it has more to say — and says it better — than many of its ilk. It’s also thirteen minutes long, so it’s not like it’s much of a commitment, either.
White Girl gave me a good enough huh moment to make me want to give it a second watch. Not bad for a short film.
Letterboxd summary: Beth, a thirteen-year-old white girl, is seemingly lost. She wanders around east London, seeking out help from strangers. But over the course of an evening, her interactions with the city's dwellers take darker turns. Terror appears to lie around every corner.
Ratings from around the web
|One Star Classics||4/6|