‘Apricot’ by Ben Briand

Ben Briand’s short film Apricot was originally screened about six months ago; however, a high definition version was recently uploaded to celebrate it’s submission to the 2010 Vimeo Awards, and I felt that it was too good not to share.

Evoking a nostalgic visual atmosphere, which is reminiscent of both Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides and Cate Shortland’s Somersault, the starting point for Apricot is the memory of a first love. The cinematography draws on the light, textures, colours, tastes and sounds associated with recalling this event and beautifully narrates the earliest pangs of desire. Apricot is stunningly shot and gorgeously realised; you should definitely put aside 10 minutes to watch it.


June 24, 2010