Director: Radheya Jegatheva
Sydney Film Festival
Review by Sarah List
If you’re attracted to beautiful visuals, then this gripping short will immediately earn a big tick. Director Radheya Jegatheva has earned some serious accolades for his short films, earning 140 awards for just his second short, Journey.
In The Quiet, we meet the astronaut, who is line sketched into the fabric of the multicoloured universe and deeply pondering the deep silence of it all. The silence makes him reflective over the divergent paths of his brother and himself. Both of them loved diamonds, but the astronaut loved the metaphorical tinkling ones in the night sky, whilst his brother preferred the terrestrial kind that belonged to other people.
Without giving too much away, this is a deeply emotive short, set in gorgeous visuals. It will draw hook you immediately and splatter your feels across the Milky Way. Jegatheva is a master storyteller in the short form of film. Watch this in the dark on a huge screen or projector and be mesmerised.