Panda Bear It is a micro budget (around $700? I think I read) indie flick about the quiet, emotional disconnect you can experience while dealing with grief.
It’s an unusual film with a surreal quality (our protagonist deals with his grief by manifesting a panda bear to hang out with) but you still connect with the main character just based off the realistic, grounded humanity that emanates off him.
The cinematography and score are really something to admire with the budget they had, there are some beautiful moments.
My biggest complaint is that we don’t get much, if any, backstory... we don’t even know Destiny but we have to mourn her. I would definitely have appreciated a bit more exposition to form a connection. Also, some of the line delivery feels a bit awkward but it wasn’t anything that distracted me from the scene itself.
Still, at a lean 60 minutes, it’s worth a watch.