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A stop at Alden's

average rating is 3 out of 5


Swati Verma


Posted on:

Oct 20, 2021

Film Reviews
A stop at Alden's
Directed by:
Wolfgang Gmoser
Written by:
Bijan Karim
Kellen Jackson, Alden Doyle, Bijan Karim

The short film opens with the icy path and the reflection of two people in it. It signifies that these two people are trying to fix their relationship. Wolfgang Gmoser (the director) has brilliantly used the railway tracks full of snow to showcase the differences between Bijan and Kellen.


The story revolves around the complex relationships of Bijan, Kellen, and Alden. It is about what transpires between them when all the three are in the same house. Bijan is desperately trying to solve the differences between Kellen and him. He wants their relationship to graduate to the next level. On the other hand, Alden has another perspective to share with Bijan about the same.


The plot picks up momentum when the script starts to deal with the conflicts and conversations happening in the house. It would be interesting to watch whether the issues between three characters get resolved or get even more complicated. The setup of the movie is designed to suit the vibe of the screenplay. The body language of the three actors fits perfectly into the mood of the narrative.

The short film has some hidden lessons in the story. It is crucial to love yourself and, love is an organic process. It cannot be forced on the other person. Honesty is a necessary element for any relationship to work. It also teaches that man can find a best friend in their pets and stay happy forever.

About the Film Critic
Swati Verma
Swati Verma
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