Summer Kite (2015) – Jim Morazzini


Harmonie loves her carefree life of parties and sex with her boyfriend B. This however causes her to neglect her sister Fleia who has a severe form of Cerebral Palsy. When B finds out she’s been hiding the fact she’s pregnant from him, Harmonie has some tough choices to make.

Summer Kite is a fifteen minute drama that looks into the life of somebody who wants to enjoy life in the face of problems some forced on her, some of her own creation. It’s also a look at someone who has to stop hiding from her problems and deal with them, perhaps for the first time in her life.

The film looks very good, shot in black and white which suits the subject matter and also helps set it apart from other similar films. It’s in French with English subtitles which may be an issue for some people. Thankfully there’s not a lot of dialogue and the subtitles are easy to make out. It’s very well done from a technical standpoint.

Plot-wise it’s nothing really groundbreaking, we’ve seen this kind of setup plenty of times. To his credit though director Khurum Khan keeps things moving and interesting, never letting the film bog down in self pity or get preachy. I’m not a huge fan of dramas but this still held my attention so it should appeal to the audience it was meant for.

The makers Karakoori Productions have posted the film to YouTube so you can see it free, and I’d recommend doing so.