Learn To See The Bright Side Of Things, The Moral Of a Short Oscar Nominee

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "It is one of the sections that many viewers accustom to ignore during the season of Oscar, but the categories dedicated to short films They usually keep some jewels worth devoting a little time to our time. And if last year we were left wanting Rodrigo Sorogoyen to return with a deserved statuette for Mother, that short that left us breathless and a few months ago had sequel in the form of longin 2020 there is one in particular capable of touching our heart with its message of appreciation for the life we ​​have to live. I talk about The neighbors ’window."data-reactid =" 11 "> It is one of the sections that many viewers tend to overlook during the Oscar season, but the categories dedicated to short films usually keep some jewels worth devoting a little time to our time. if last year we were left with the desire that Rodrigo Sorogoyen returned with a deserved statuette by Mother, that short that left us breathless and a few months ago had a sequel in the form of long, in 2020 there is one in particular capable of touching us heart with his message of appreciation for the life we ​​have to live in. I speak of The neighbors' window.

The Neighbors' Window (2019)

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Jealousy, envy, a little voyeurism and self-forgiveness are some of the messages that one of the most beautiful shorts of this year keeps. And perhaps the one with the most ballots to win the statuette given the history of its director with the Academy Awards after being nominated for two documentaries and another short film in the past.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Borrowing the idea of ​​neighborhood espionage exposed by a classic like The indiscreet window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954), the now four-time Oscar nominee, Marshall Curry, directs and writes this story inspired by a real anecdote described in the 2015 podcast the living room, about an exhausted mother of three children, tired by the lack of help, living an obvious crisis with her husband before the lack of intimacy that causes the beginnings of fatherhood, and bored of the routine, who finds distraction watching the idyllic life of a couple living in the opposite building in Brooklyn. "data-reactid =" 24 "> Borrowing the idea of ​​neighborhood espionage exposed by a classic like The indiscreet window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954), the now four-time Oscar nominee , Marshall Curry, directs and writes this story inspired by a real anecdote described in the 2015 podcast The Living Room, about an exhausted mother of three children, tired of the lack of help, experiencing an obvious crisis with her husband in the absence of intimacy that causes the beginnings of paternity, and boring of the routine, that finds distraction watching the idyllic life of a couple that lives in the building opposite in Brooklyn.

They are younger. They are full of life and they are beautiful. And seen through the glass, they are living everything that Alli (Maria Dizzia) no longer enjoys. Friends, parties, ideal dinners, intimacy and passionate sex. She manages daily with the children, frustrated by the lack of freedom that mo therhood brings while her husband works comfortably from home, surrounded by beer bottles and binoculars to spy on sexual neighbors. Thus begins to arouse insecurity and jealousy in the absence of connection with his partner. At least, this is the vision that Alli has since the whole story we see through her experience.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "There you discover your neighbors one night during your most recent pregnancy, beginning a secret, intimate and personal relationship focused on observing them and drawing their own conclusions. The same that any of us would draw in their place. "You are not the only one who misses being 20 years old ” Her husband reproaches her for recognizing that the two are irritated but fascinated by the youth that those in front give off. Time passes and frustration passes to fascination and then to obsession, living through the binoculars that ideal life they represent in the window on the other side of the street, while their own relationship breaks."data-reactid =" 26 "> There he discovers his neighbors one night during his most recent pregnancy, beginning a secret, intimate and personal relationship focused on observing them and drawing their own conclusions. The same that any of us would draw in his place. "You're not the only one who misses being 20," her husband reproaches her for recognizing that the two are irritated but fascinated by the youth that those in front give off. Time passes and frustration passes to fascination and then to obsession, living through of the binoculars that ideal life they represent in the window on the other side of the street, while their own relationship breaks.

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But one day, everything changes. And there is no need for dialogue to understand what is happening. The neighbors are serious. Speaking. She comforts him. Winter passes and summer arrives, and that young passionate neighbor reappears in the front apartment without hair, being assisted by others. He is sick. It's dying. And one night there he sees it. He sees him die accompanied by his family, with his partner leaning on his side until they get to remove the body.

And so, moved by that fictional intimacy that she created through the glass, she runs off to comfort her neighbor, who immediately recognizes her. Because while Alli envied life in front of her for the sex, passion and love they gave off on the other side of the glass; the couple envied that family life with children through which they observed on the other side. A life that they would never have together.

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A reflection that leads us to the immediate sigh of two women envying the other, without realizing the virtues, joys and positive details that existed in their own lives for giving absolute attention to the most difficult challenges posed by life. A reflection with which we can all feel identified that invites us to look for in the positive of our lives, exalting and appreciating it, giving us the pleasure of self-empathy.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Shot in four days, The neighbors ’window lasts just 20 minutes and is available for free at Vimeo, although only in the original version without subtitles. "data-reactid =" 45 "> Filmed in four days, The neighbors' window lasts only 20 minutes and is available for free on Vimeo, although only in the original version without subtitles.

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