Poetry Night | Short Film Nominee

Short Film Nominee September 2, 2020

Poetry Night

By Soham Pujara with 6.5

drama · Short Films · english

One way to describe the film would be to talk about it as a story of Ryan’s victimisation, ostracisation, abuse and humiliation on the basis of his sexuality. Another would be to call out the bullying and harassment of Ryan at the hands of his bigoted, homophobic colleagues, who not only invade all limits of decency, privacy and civility, but also cause him harm.

However, the film does not strictly subscribe to either of these categories as its narrative unfolds before the viewer. Poetry Night ends on a note that invokes violence, revenge and, at the conclusion, gives a hue to the drama that is entirely opposite of what it had set up so far.
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