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Cast: Jami Tennille, Diana Porter
Two close friends try to take the next step in their relationship. Like Sisyphus, they might be rolling a boulder up a hill just to watch it roll back down again.
"Sisyphus" tells the story of two very close friends, Gretta and Marlene. The two often meet at a local coffee and tea house to talk and just enjoy each others company. As the film opens, they are doing exactly that. Gretta tells Marlene that his has finally filed for divorce in hopes of taking their friendship to the next level but call it bad timing or whatever else you want but Marlene just isn't ready and the two depart. Fast forward a year and Marlene calls Gretta and asks if they can meet which again is at the same coffee and tea house. Marlene hopes that they can rekindle the flame after both have been through bad marriages.
"Sisyphus" is a tough film to talk about because I want to tell everyone about it and the story but I also don't want to ruin the film for those waiting to see it. But I will say that it is a 14 minute drama about two best friends and one big "what if."
From Writers, Bryan Casey (based on an original story by) and Christopher Di Nunzio (screenplay) and first time Director, David Graziano who is already an amazing actor himself and now he can call himself a successful director as well. The film's two female leads are no strangers to acting, Jami Tennille who plays Gretta and Diana Porter who plays Marlene have been around the Indie scene for some time. Both are beautiful and talented and they knock it out of the park here with their powerful and sensitive performances.
And that about sums up what "Sisyphus" is as well, it is a smart and touching drama about two people who were so close to becoming one but fate seemed to play a major part in how things worked out. I loved this drama and I was totally engaged the entire time as I watched and waited to see what was going to happen, I kept hoping for the best to happen. Now if that isn't powerful story telling than I don't know what is.
The film looks amazing and after I saw the end credits it was no surprise that the Cinematographer was the always terrific, Nolan Yee and that Chris Esper was also the assistant director on the film. With a team like that how can anything go wrong. "Sisyphus" is the kind of film that sucks you into the lives of its characters and it leaves you thinking about them long after it is over. There is no word on when the film will be released but I recommend liking its Facebook page HERE to find out the latest news. I highly recommend seeing this heart felt drama as soon as you can, it is sure to be a festival favorite with its touching story and amazing performances. ***** Out Of *****