Following close on the heels of Words Unsaid, it’s clear Galdi is somewhat of an auteur – using similar music, the same actors and recurring themes in Guise.
With no lines of dialogue spoken throughout, Galdi uses the show, don’t tell method well. She gives the audience the backbone of the story but leaves out enough to allow the them to draw their own conclusions.
Galdi’s decision to make the film abstract is what adds a little mystique to the Guise. The relationship is shown, but the fact that it’s no more is what really gets the audience thinking.
With its heart-warming message, Guise is a lovely film that’ll leave viewers feeling optimistic.
If you’ve enjoyed Spotlight on shorts, take a look at the humble beginnings of other brilliant directors, just like Galdi.