‘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.


9 Comments ‘Apricot’ by Ben Briand

  1. Rob June 24, 2010 at 11:21 AM

    Great find, really liked it.

  2. Will June 24, 2010 at 6:01 PM

    Wow !!

  3. tibere June 24, 2010 at 6:26 PM

    yea that was great

  4. José Luis June 24, 2010 at 7:01 PM

    Really great, aesthetically beautiful. I don’t know why but I love short films

  5. Maria Eugênia June 25, 2010 at 7:16 PM

    WHOA!!! I’m in love…

  6. Ray June 26, 2010 at 6:12 AM

    Ammm… a commercial for coffee?

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  9. Joshua Elliott June 30, 2010 at 11:02 AM

    Thats was really great. The sound design was fantastic, gave me goose pimples.

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