Hugo Chetela‘s short film Rewind features an engaging and original storyline with a heartwarming and nostalgic feel. A Canadian production filmed in French, the film follows the journey of a young boy who finds himself stumbling upon his grandfather’s old Walkman and discovers that it can alter time. The past and present collide in unexpected ways.
This eight-minute film uses a mix of musical scores blended with sound effects and skillful editing to convey an emotive intergenerational Coming-of-Age narrative against an emotional background, delivering a clear message in its eight minutes of screen time. In other words, it is a film that affects the audience’s memory, emotions, and imagination and is still capable of being interpreted in various ways. In the narrative, a simple yet profound message is imbued with power: a person’s happiness is never far away. It is not beyond the ocean but is reflected in their family and friends through the eyes they hold dear to their hearts.
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