The Language of Love
Australia, 2013, 10 minutes
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The Language of Love Synopsis

A wry, delicate take on first love and awakening sexuality from a young man's perspective.

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Reviewed by Millo
Love changes you and - as painful and scary as it may be feel- it will make you a better human. This smart short film gives the perspective of a... more
Love changes you and - as painful and scary as it may be feel- it will make you a better human. This smart short film gives the perspective of a teenager, realizing and observing what loving another human being feels like. Tender and powerful at the same time. Cute Aussie accent. Cute actor performing like a pro. Must watch!
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Reviewed by dominicbrant
Now, in terms of the visuals this film is partly superb and also quite a disappointment.  It left me wondering where we were and what was happening.  I could see... more
Now, in terms of the visuals this film is partly superb and also quite a disappointment.  It left me wondering where we were and what was happening.  I could see what it was aiming for but I'm sorry to say it didn't quite work for me.  What did work for me was the script and, for the most part, the performance.  It's one of those monologues that is so personal that only the great or the writer could perform.  (Forgive me when I say I guessed the performer was the writer - that made me pleased with myself).  I hope Kim does more, both as performer and writer. 
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Reviewed by sharonmae
For film buffs who savor visually appealing scenes, this could be a disappointment.  But  if you listen closely to this young man's rants you will,  for the most part,  understand... more
For film buffs who savor visually appealing scenes, this could be a disappointment.  But  if you listen closely to this young man's rants you will,  for the most part,  understand him.  A French exam  leads  this young man to embark on a  monologue about his feelings for his best friend and in the process comes to terms with his own sexuality.   His deep feelings for his best friend Sam  evokes strong  passion and emotions  from within, even though he is in a room surrounded by  fellow exam-takers.  You have to really listen and grasp  the ideas for you to tally forget  about visuals and imagery.  Kim Ho,  the  lead actor and  also the writer of this short flick shows great promise in these two fields. 
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  • Part of puberty is to establish one's sexual identity, partly due to hormones. This guy is sweet, thinking of his love in the middle of a French exam. Kim Ho carried the whole 10 mins. well.

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  • Realizing your sexuality for the first time is very overwhelming, obviously. Kim Ho portrayed the character so well.

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  • Realizing your sexuality for the first time is very overwhelming, obviously. Kim Ho portrayed the character so well.
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