Merve & Nils – Riccardo Fasoli
This film took the industry by storm, because it was something that hasn’t been shown before. The moment it starts you know it’s going to be good. This really gets the mark of a masterpiece.
A masterpiece when looking at all the intricate details that compose the story. The unnatural setting of a couple walking in the rain in the mountains is something that grabs your attention immediately, which plays out to be a great conflict within the story plot. Through slowly building the film with mystery and not showing everything right away you get sucked into the story, and want to know more about the individuals. Seeing their struggles going through the pouring rain of the Scottish highlands, it’s hard to not feel for them. The bitter cold, the rain, it’s probably not how they imagined their elopement to be, but they are facing it to realize their dream. When they finally reach their location, where they get married, the passionate kiss symbolizes the resolution. Although all the hardship their love and passion prevails all.
Looking at the limited amount of content there was and the difficult circumstances, making something out of this was going to be a hell-of-a-job. But through very creative problem solving something very original and moving has come to our eyes and ears. This might be one of the best masterpieces seen in the wedding film industry especially knowing the circumstances.
What’s important for cinematography is, that it needs to support the story. The way this was shot, with the close ups, the many revealing shots, it created a lot of mystery. Something that was really needed for this story to come to live. The drops of water on the lens at the first shots were brilliant, really showing how severe the weather was, and making the conflict of the story a lot stronger. Overall, it contains a good variety of wide and tight shots, amazing camera movements, timelapses and drone shots. The transitions were on point and really served a purpose to strengthen the story.