'The Butterfly' by Yuna

Team name: 
Film name: 
The Butterfly
Genre: 
Musical/Dance
Heat: 
09
Average rating: 
4
Your rating: None Average: 4 (8 votes)
8

Beautifully made serious drama. Well done.

6

This was a story about a woman who loved ballet dancing, as evidenced by her dancing around her house. She keeps hearing her mother’s negative and critical voice in her head. One day a letter arrives. It is from her mother explaining how she wanted to dissuade the daughter from becoming a ballerina for her own good (I didn’t get all the details here), but that she really did think that she was a good dancer.

I liked this a lot, although it probably would have been stronger if it had cut a minute or two out. Really good example of a dance movie.

8

By far the best in its heat. Lol. The quest film was also pretty good but The Butterfly felt more authentic.

9

Beautifully shot film. Clearly the best of it's heat. A genuine contender.

8

As has been said, beautiful piece of filmmaking. I really liked the pace and an uplifting final scene

8

An arty film about a youngish ballerina. She dances, she showers, she brushes her hair and she dances and dances. She's also a little troubled and keeps hearing the critical voice of her mother as she practices. A letter brings some new information that may add to her woes.

Really nicely made with high production values. Low on dialogue and high on style. I enjoyed some of the clever transitions - brushing hair to a car wash and it seems a lot of thought has gone into this whole film. Certainly some lovely dancing and convincing acting. I suppose comparisons to elements of Black Swan will be inevitable but that shouldn't detract from this probable finalist. Real nice!

10

I enjoyed it thoroughly and didn't lose interest. It's been trimmed down to a manageable running time with a message delivered. There is some great subtext throughout that was actually pretty timely and powerful.
Actress deserves some kind of award for her touching performance.

7

A really nice, serious piece, looked great, with a compelling story, and excellent music choice too (from the Loop catalogue, I presume? If so, I'm impressed with the range of their material). Also, the sole female actor in it gave a brilliant performance, subtle and naturalistic (with the exception of one ill-directed eye-widening reaction shot), easily the best performance of the two heats I saw. A terrific example of a simple relationship dynamic between two characters (one never seen here) forming the backbone of a solid short film.