Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.
USA, 2015. Garen. Screenplay by Micael Preysler, Megan Platts. Cinematography by Todd Antonio Somodevilla. Produced by Garen Barsegian. Music by Glowbug. Production Design by Stewart Gerard. Costume Design by Hannah LaCava. Film Editing by Rex Lowry.
Two recent fashion school graduates are the best of friends but have their connection devastated by one of them announcing that she is moving to back to England. They decide to make the most of their few remaining days together, which is tested when a handsome artist captures their attention. It’s not as fluffy as it sounds, there is a genuine attempt to capture a realistic pace and focus on the relationship between these two characters, aided handsomely by the beautiful digital photography and perpetually glamorous night time settings of Manhattan art galleries and bars. There’s no personality on display, however, and there isn’t a spark of chemistry between any of these people, and the above plot synopsis takes half an hour to establish when it could easily be set up in minutes before continuing on to the exploration of these relationships.