It didn't work for me until around half way through, when it got more abstract and became geometric shapes forged from rainbows. I liked the sound throughout, particularly the bird and insect sounds that were processed electronically and transformed. An interesting experiment with jewels, light, sound and nature.
It's easy to watch Something Between Us and quickly decide it was a waste of time and "just another wannabe art film". However, I gave it an honest watch and very much enjoyed this film. Leave your expectations at the door and watch this with a fresh idea about what film is. If the purpose is to get pleasure from what is being shown on screen, Something Between Us is a substantial film.
Thank you, Mubi! For me this film is baffling (in a delicious way) because the joy and delight I feel watching and rewatching it is much more than I expect at each turn, or can understand, even afterwards. My experience seems much more than the sum of the film's parts.
Although I found the imagery beautiful the soundtrack was annoying at least until I turned it down so low that it was barely audible producing a sort of subliminal ambiance that worked well with the sparkling baubles. For someone well versed in experimental film this breaks no new ground but does what it does well. Wish the fishing line holding the jewels was not visible - that dulled the magic.
Peculiar and fanciful the short becomes an orchestra of light and sounds. The eye to detail to how light can be reflected is something to really enjoy from this lighthearted film, but something was difficult for me. In the middle section of the film, before the musicality of the audio began, there was a ringing that persisted for nearly a third of the film. It gave me a headache, I had to fight not to turn it off.