Check out what people are saying about Doubles With Slight Pepper:
Andrew Parker, NOW Magazine (Toronto, Canada):
Doubles With Slight Pepper (from first-time director Ian Harnarine) offers no easy answers to a young Trini man’s struggle with his absentee father’s sudden reappearance in his life. It features two excellent performances by Errol Sitahal and Sanjiv Boodhu as son and father respectively, and together with Harnarine they offer one of the best portraits of a fractured family in recent memory.
Here’s the link to the original article.
Bruce Kirkland, The Toronto Sun:
Ian Harnarine’s Doubles with Slight Pepper, a complex and compelling Trinidadian tale about a father returning from Canada to a resentful family.
Here’s a link to his entire piece.
Peter Simik, D Magazine (Dallas, USA)
“Harnarine’s ‘Doubles’ is an exquisitely acted story about a father returning to the son and wife he abandoned years earlier inTrinidad. Told from the son’s perspective, ‘Doubles’ applies sharp pressure to its familiar immigrant situation, rendering a conflict of emotions that gets at the heart of generation and morality. It’s Harnarine’s first outing as a director, and his is a name to remember.”
Check the rest of the piece here.
A very well written piece over at Totally Filmi:
“Ian Harnarine’s Doubles With Slight Pepper is a gem of a short film. It’s spare, with a story and dialogues that pack emotional weight.”
Trinidad & Tobago’s Newsday
Here’s a wonderful article written by Norman Wilner about all of the Top Ten Short Films:
In contrast to some of the Top Ten features, nothing about the shorts feels safe. These are filmmakers working at their peak, experimenting with form and texture – shooting the works because they might not get another chance, and delivering.
Susanna Locascio, Tiny Mixtapes:
He holds the most prestigious day job of any aspiring director I’ve heard of, but judging by his funny, sad short Doubles With Slight Pepper (which took the prize for Best Canadian Short Film in Toronto), he’ll have to retire the lab coat pretty soon. The film, about an estranged father’s return from Toronto to his wife and son in Trinidad, is melancholy and witty, bolstered by Harnarine’s keen ear for dialogue and assured visuals.
Read the rest of her great recap of TIFF11.
Fun article about food & film at DIFF12! Megan Rodgers, Pegasus News (Dallas, USA)
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