Signs 2008 ★★★★

An absolutely lovely short romance from the director of Red Hill, Signs sees two people working in opposite office buildings who find each other and fall for each other via a series of signs they write and draw for each other.

This really is the kind of story that the medium of short films was made for, for me. With so many shorts these days being nothing more than abridged versions of feature length films that are made in an attempt to attract attention and funding for a lengthier version, it's clear that this is not the intention with Signs. It's a story that fits beautifully in its 12 minute running time.

The two leads, Nick Russell and Kestie Morassi are delightful and cute enough not to be cloying and although the music is irritating and intrusive, this almost silent film is one of the best short films I've ever seen. Here it is:-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=uy0HNWto0UY&feature=player_embedded

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