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The Jigsaw (2014)

9min   |   English 

Director:  Basil Al-Safar, Rashad Al-Safar

Writers: Basil Al-Safar, Rashad Al-Safar

Starring: Daragh O'Malley and Pedro Monteiro

★★★★★

Chris Olson, UK Film Review

"Told with mystery, suspense, and intrigue, short film The Jigsaw is an absolute marvel. Written and directed by Basil Al-Safar and Rashad Al-Safar, it tells the tale of one man (Pedro Monteiro) who travels to a small town to purchase the titular Jigsaw. Once there, the vendor of the shop (Daragh O'Malley) foretells of the Jigsaw's mysterious nature, and that it always returns to him...

Like a 1000 piece, The Jigsaw is intricate filmmaking at its best. Every tiny piece of detail or movie aspect has been carefully constructed to fit into this gorgeous tapestry. It's a rare thing to see a short film created so personally and independently as the Al-Safar's have, taking on so many elements, and still have it emerge as beautifully crafted as this."