Next is a short film that brings the audience simultaneously into the minds and thoughts of both a man and a woman, after they had finished having a one night stand. Before I review this film, let me say, the content is clearly for a mature audience. I recommend caution before watching. Visually, there is no nudity. It’s the audio that is quite detailed.
I love this film and it’s willingness to reveal a very taboo topic. What really does go on in the minds of women and men after sex? This story follows two people and their sexual encounter with each other. Sex is done. Now what? She’s filled with tons of questions. He’s filled with tons of questions. Each set of questions and concerns different from the other.
Filmmaker, Brett Goldstein, keeps no stone unturned in this story, revealing a true conflict of the sexes. We are privy to all these two characters are going through as they awkwardly wrap up the night. The actors beautifully play their characters in an understated manor. The set is so brilliantly dark and difficult to watch as if to demonstrate the lack of connection between the two characters.
Next is a very intelligent film. I highly recommend it – for an adult audience – and give it a fully intact pumpkin.