Everything Will Be Okay ★★★★½

[Part 3 of last night's screening of Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts]

A masterful crescendo of a film -- discussing it in any detail would ruin the potency of its structure. I'll just say that the young actress at the center, Julia Pointner, is phenomenal. And that the meaning of the titular refrain ("Alles wird gut") follows a heart-rending trajectory. This is one of those films that makes the format shine; any more exposition, or an elaborated conclusion, would have ruined the trick it pulls off. I am not a child of divorce, but from my limited vantage point there is a lot of truth to unpack here.