The Last Cigarette: A tourist trades her French habits for more “American” pursuits, but can it last?
Directed by Gabrielle Demeestere
This is a little gem, subtle comedy, just the way I like it.
Great composition, and flow from one scene to the next. A nice subtle look at differing cultures.
Of the three in competition, this is the best (and least annoying) short. Smooth transitions and great close-ups. The black-clad smoker reading Sartre is a great stereotype to use and make fun of. This short reminds me of Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Coffee and Cigarettes’
Very original, very interesting!
a witty reflection on passing attractions, and trying on a new persona for size. definitely my favorite of the three.
I agree with Daniel. I lived in France and NY and the comparisons are fun and on point. The camera work is nice and the arc simple and not prolonged. And yes, it is the best and least annoying of the three.
This is a wonderful film with dept and strenght. This is obviously a very talented film maker with great potential. The photography, subject matter and acting are very good as well. I loved it.
Witty and insightful – definitely the best of the three.
Thought provoking and earnest. It also has a great sense of timing and fluidity. Very nicely done!
Enjoyable! loved the photography, choice of scenery, sound effects, characters…great job!
An excellent film! Gabrielle Demeestere is a rising star–correction, a star ‘pure et simple’!
This film portrays a lovely contrast between what’s acceptable and what the young women decides to do with that in regards to smoking in the US now. I loved the contrast between what most young American women think is attractive (superficial) and the authenticity of the female character. It’s a sweet and amusing short piece, very refreshing.
wonderful–witty and understated.
LOVED!!!!!!!!!!! I was actually upset when it ended. I wanted to see more of this young lady in NY. Great job Gabrielle!
Terrific film showing her états d’âme very clearly. Very graphic. Persuasive too. Bravo, Gabrielle
loved it! definitely the winner!!
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intelligent, insightful (enough) and restrained. shows a certain maturity in outlook.
Beautifully structured. Nice, light mix of humor and seriousness. A lot goes on behind the apparent simplicity. Brava!
definitely this is the best! Doesn’t even come close…loved it, wonderful film. Adorable, amusing and witty and clever. Good job Gabrielle
Funny and witty; the message goes through ….and the light, the absence of dialogues add to the intelligence of theis little film, I smiled and liked it very much…even if I am not a smoker!
Very good, well-filmed, tightly structured. Didn’t like the ending: she shouldna picked up that cigarette….(just kidding, kinda)
very smooth g.
i want more
It was nice to see this short again, and that it holds up after time.
Ah yes!! So difficult to quit – well done
Damn! You so talented girl. Where you be from? France???;) See you at school in a few weeks.