22 Nov “Daisy Desire” by Léa Sassi
Lea Sassi’s film debut is an exquisite sentimental comedy, full of pungent irony and capable, however, of snatching a smile from anyone, without scandalizing. “Daisy Desire” it’s brilliant in its way of showing a complex and controversial marriage crisis without pretending to give a correct answer, indeed offering, in an exhilarating end, the most unfair and peaceful of the solutions. It’s really nice to reflect on the power of women and the mysteries of sexuality in this fun and simple way, and just a talented author could manages to create this kind of atmosphere in just twelve minutes. The artistic choices reveal this great sensibility towards the genre of comedy, starting from the camera movements to the cinematography. Everything in this short film is refinedly simple and the entire movie has a very european taste, which reveals us the influences of the country of origin of Sassi. The classic and discreet style however, mixes perfectly with an attention to the new dimension of sexuality built around online porn and hi-tech toys. This combination creates a really funny games between friends and lovers absorbed in the everyday life.
A praise to the protagonist, Sharlene Hartman, able to give the character a very complex depth, even in the most funny scenes. Her, with the great awareness of the director, creates a story full of smart irony and a sincere sense of realism.