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The way home: concealment and revelation in The War Is Over

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Through an examination of the cinematography and the editing style of the film, the article will show how these elements coalesce to serve both the story and characters, while underscoring the film's themes of loss, uncertainty and fear. The film-maker's mastery of her craft ultimately confronts us with the realization that for Marco and his family the war is far from over.


Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: June 1, 2010

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  • Short Film Studies is a peer-reviewed journal designed to stimulate ongoing research on individual short films as a basis for a better understanding of the art form as a whole. In each issue, two or three short films will be selected for comprehensive study, with articles illuminating each film from a variety of perspectives.
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