Delusione Review

Dance Me To The End Of Love

By Curt Wiser

As part of my coverage of Dances With Films Film Festival comes the short Delusione. This was a unique step outside of the usual film festival programming. Delusione is an impressionistic fantasy, which tells its story through interpretive dance, music and eye catching visuals.

Breton Tyner-Bryan (“Manifest (TV)”, “Billions (TV)”) is the Writer/Director/Executive Producer and star of Delusione. Breton is at the forefront of this well crafted dance choreography and blocking. This short makes full use of Breton’s skills as a classically trained Ballet dancer and filmmaker. A few stand-out moments include mirror work and the interplay between light and shadow.

Emily Ulrich rounds out the cast nicely and has strong chemistry with Breton Tyner-Bryan. Michael J. Burke is the Cinematographer and an Executive Producer of Delusione. His handheld, cinema-verite style camera work does well to flow with the action. The music by Faye Chiao is a perfect match and serves as a character in its own right. This short was screened as part of the Downbeat program, which is the music video category at Dances With Films.

I must admit, a dance-centric subject is not usually my scene, but I’ve enjoyed exceptional works such as the Darren Aronofsky film Black Swan or Voyeurs, an episode of Room 104 which speaks volumes entirely through dance, visuals and music. That episode of Room 104 is a strong comparison to Delusione, in style and tone.

For a fresh take on storytelling, enter the world of Delusione. This short deals with many themes including, love, anxiety, connection and separation.

Originally published at https://www.ocmoviereviews.com.

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