Gripping, breathtaking and wonderfully poetic.

9 /10

I’m going as far to say that this was one of the best short films I have ever had the pleasure to watch. Even with only 4 minutes of footage, you are 100% gripped from the beginning with goose bumps running all over your body throughout the entirety of the film.

Based on the poem “Nirvana” by Charles Bukowski this indie directed by Patrick Biesemans captures each feeling and sentiment from every line of the poem. The beautiful visuals and artistic imagery depicts the essence of “Nirvana” as the narrator reads alongside the scenes. The music, the snow, the beautiful picturesque environments including the diner where this short film was set and the poem based upon. Each characteristic of this short film are all so fitting to Charles’s idea of nostalgia and loneliness and with the diner itself historically known as “a beacon to the lonely American night” you understand so emphatically every emotion of the poem.

Please give this short film the time of day; its 4 minutes are gripping, breathtaking and wonderfully poetic. I’d recommend you keep an eye out for future films by this director as his previous short The Southern Belle which we reviewed last year (8/10) also received great praise.

Watch Nirvana here

Nirvana Movie review

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