You wouldn't understand

Fantasia 2020 Short Film Review: ‘You Wouldn’t Understand’

The Fantasia International Film Festival has always been one of my favorite fests, and I’m grateful that they chose to do it digitally this year due to the pandemic. As always, they’ve delivered top quality shorts and features that horror fans will love. I was lucky enough to check out their sci-fi comedy short, You Wouldn’t Understand.

you wouldn't understand

You Wouldn’t Understand premiered at Fantasia 2020 on Friday, August 21st. It’s from Director Trish Harnetiaux (You Should Be A Better Friend 2012) and co-written by herself and Jacob A. Ware (Boardwalk Empire TV series).Ware also stars in the film alongside Anthony Arkin (The Americans TV series). The short centers around a man’s idyllic picnic that is upended after the arrival of a stranger.

You Wouldn't Understand

This was a fantastic short. It reminded me of something out of The Twilight Zone. It starts out very normal. An older gentleman is enjoying a beautiful sunny day and indulging in a delicious picnic by himself when, all of a sudden, his world turns upside down. You know something weird is about to happen, but you don’t know what or why. It’s crazy and leaves you thinking … what the hell? It makes you wonder why this is all happening, and how long it’s been happening.

You Wouldn't Understand

The acting was great from both Jacob A. Ware and Anthony Arkin. They had great onscreen chemistry and played well off each other. The special effects were simple but effective. They fit perfectly for this sci-fi comedy. I loved the futuristic looking gun. It reminded me of a handheld thermometer, but a deadly one.

Final Thoughts

If you love sci-fi stories with mystery, comedy, and suspense … You Wouldn’t Understand will be right up your alley. I highly recommend giving it a chance, as well as everything else from Fantasia 2020!

About Tori Danielle

Tori has had a passion for Horror and music ever since she was a little girl. She got bit by the writing bug in high school where she was involved in both the school newspaper and the yearbook. While getting her Bachelors degree, she took Journalism and Creative Writing classes where her passion grew even stronger. Now, in between work and family, she spends all of her spare time indulging in music, Horror movies, and nerdy fandoms, all while running/assisting one of the biggest Horror groups on Facebook and writing for various websites.

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