Epifania (2012) – By Brian Morton

When you lose a loved one, there’s nearly nothing more painful or emotional, but, when you lose a child, the pain and loss are unimaginable. That’s the core of the story of a new film from Pato Milad called Epifania.

The story here is about a young family, there’s nothing special about them, they’re a normal, happy family. Mom cleans houses and Dad works in an auto repair shop, and they have a lovely young daughter. When they daughter is hit by a car and sent into a coma from which she might not wake up, the family to spun into turmoil. The mother turns inward and begins getting messages from her daughter (who isn’t conscious) and the father has problems containing his rage at the man who has (for all intents and purposes) killed his daughter. In the end, they both have to realize that sometimes even bad things are a part of God’s plan and that losing someone doesn’t necessarily mean leaving them behind.

Epifania (which translates to Epiphany in English) is a wonderful, powerful short that will have you near tears and then leave you with a feeling of hopefulness. I’m giving Epifania 4 out of 4 cigars, it’s well written, the acting is great and it’s got a message that, at times, we all need to hear! Find out more for yourself by heading over to http://vimeo.com/user7590879.