BECAUSE OF THE SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW WE STRONGLY ADVISE TO WATCH THE FILM FIRST.
Life can bring some people down while others… it can motivate them to become stronger, consolidate their will and morale and fortify their positiveness. What is truly amazing is that almost every time it’s the people with most common life and less problems that are those brought down by life, while the others – those most challenged by fate – are those who laugh in the face of ‘trouble’ and keep going courageously, looking forward with faith and hope.
It’s what director Manuel Camacho’s short, ‘Pirate’, is all about. You won’t find it exemplified in detail but it is highly suggested by the story. It is great when you can feel that after watching a film instead of being described to you step by step along the story.
‘Pirate’ tells us the story of an old nurse who (we figured) loses her job and becomes so depressed that decides to kill herself. When suddenly a little girl will show up, dressed as a pirate she will not only save her life but also change the nurse’s perspective over it. How? It’s up to you to see if curious.
The director is pretty critical with the nurse’s character giving her a tough lesson to learn from the little girl. We liked the girl’s dressing as a pirate. Made us think ‘she’s a pirate on troubled waters that is stubbornly opposing to sink’. She can also be regarded as a pirate for the nurse’s intention but we liked our first ‘thought’ better, really. The short has its sensitive side too and is able to deliver a very touching feeling to the public.
Director Manuel Camacho manages to make a short film straight to the point without rushing you or making you feel bored. A nice entertaining watch with learnings.