Schlagwort-Archiv: Pete Livolsi

Kurzfilm der Woche: Leonard in Slow Motion

Sehr schöner Kurzfilm zwischen Tragik und Komik, Poesie und Slapstick, Nonsens und Gesellschaftskritik. In Pete Livolsis Kurzfilm “Leonard in Slow Motion” lebt ein Protagonist ein Leben in Zeitlupe, während die restliche Welt in gewohnter Geschwindigkeit fortschreitet. Erzählt wird die Geschichte auf angenehm ruhige, melancholische Weise, sie geizt aber auch nicht mit bissigen Humor und schicken Special Effects.

Leonard, star of Pete Livolsi’s hilarious new short, is a little slow. Literally, Leonard lives his life in slow-motion while everyone around him lives active, normal lives. Martin Starr from Silicon Valley plays the titular motion-challenged character who, despite every attempt to be a normal office drone, can’t seem to stay up to speed.

While Leonard’s slow-motion should be classified by today’s workplace standards as a disability, it’s treated more like a novelty or a clown show. His boss even blackmails Leonard into performing tricks at his kid’s birthday party.

It’s tough being Leonard. A bathroom break now lasts 20 minutes, and that doesn’t include wiping or washing. He redefines the term “slow eater.” And what’s sex like if you can never go faster than “super slow”?

Livolsi plays beautifully with the tribulations of Leonard’s life, whether it’s getting to work on time or literally being too slow to get the girl. It’s a fantastic tale of personal redemption that also happens to include one of the best vomit scenes in all of film.

Read an interview with the director here: