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Tomorrow's Promise
Tomorrow's Promise
6.2
/10
93 Ratings

Synopsis

A broken romance between a man and a woman is told through strobing edits and layered images. Accompanied by classical music, this elliptical tale visualises their doomed love through close-ups of a bride and her phantom groom, images of Greta Garbo, and a flickering series of boldly lit nudes.

Our take

Throbbing with a lush sensuality, this prismatic short from queer African-American filmmaker Edward Owens filters thwarted desire through a heady amalgam of impressionistic light strobes and chimeric superimpositions. As the night–and the lovers–grow weary, the film acquires a timeless splendor.