TIFF 2018: ‘7A’

Filmmaker Zack Russell and actor Kayla Lorette team up for another surreal short film with 7A.

Resembling a lost story from Netflix’s Black Mirror universe, Lorette plays a woman who is attempting to record a video of herself only to be interrupted by a repairman (Tom Rooney), and then an emergency drill.  The test seems to be routine for the woman, but she’s forced to react in the moment when her well-being is at stake.

7A is inferior to Russell/Lorette’s breakout endeavour She Stoops to Conquer, but it’s because their latest is much more simplistic than a layered theme piece.  Mind you, when compared, I believe they’re much stronger in an abstract element than an obscure one.  However, with what the audience is given, 7A is a decent sci-fi short featuring an unpredictable ending and a memorable manic performance from Kayla Lorette, who continues to prove herself as a versatile performer.


7A screens at TIFF as part of Short Cuts Programme 6 on: 

Sunday, September 9 at 9:45 p.m. @ Scotiabank Theatre
Monday, September 10 at 11:00 a.m. @ Scotiabank Theatre (press and industry)
Saturday, September 15 at 9:15 p.m. @ Scotiabank Theatre

Rating: STC
Subtitled on Select Films
Runtime: 95 minutes

For more information on the festival, visit the official TIFF webpage here.

Buy tickets here.

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