AFTER DAWN reveals a lot
Updated: Jan 15, 2022
This new short on Dekkoo is an excellent illustrative piece of current life in Poland. Pawel broke up with Clement and moved back to a traditional, straight life. However, all is upended with his lover's unexpected arrival.
The balance between past and present, secrecy and honesty, true love versus societal expectations make the film extremity watchable. The cast – Piotr Biedron and Tijmen Govaerts – is appealing and honest.
The film has a lovely, hazy hue, and writer/director Nicholas Graux knows when silence and stillness are as crucial as action.
This might be a good date night film with a new love or with a longtime companion. You too may feel the dread and desire that comes with the light.