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HIDE & SEEK

What to know: The subtlety of the story in Hide & Seek, and the vagueness of the plot, leaves you wondering what happened.
HIDE & SEEK is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 12-18
5 minutes
VIDEO
SHOORVEER TYAGI
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The subtlety of the story in Hide & Seek, and the vagueness of the plot, leaves you wondering what happened.

The story follows a little girl that wants to play hide and seek with her father, but is unable to.

I like how the story is presented and how relatable it is to modern times, given that this story is about COVID-19. The story is subtle yet impactful. A lot of it is implied, so you're left wondering what really happened. For example, the mother plays the role of Daddy by putting on a stethoscope. We are left to wonder if Daddy was a doctor that has died during the pandemic; we don't actually know and never find out. The camera angles are from the little girl's perspective for most of the film, so the world feels small and confined. Later, when the mother appears, it moves to mid-level. The film takes places entirely inside a house, and this enhances the feeling of confinement. The characters are not remarkable. However the acting is pretty good, especially by Tvisha Tyagi, who plays the little girl.

The message of the film is about how the pandemic has made it hard for families, especially children. That and, we need to remember to support healthcare workers and those affected by the pandemic.

I give this 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 18. This would play well at any festival that is showing films made during or about the pandemic. Reviewed by Calista B., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 17

The subtlety of the story in Hide & Seek, and the vagueness of the plot, leaves you wondering what happened.

The story follows a little girl that wants to play hide and seek with her father, but is unable to.

I like how the story is presented and how relatable it is to modern times, given that this story is about COVID-19. The story is subtle yet impactful. A lot of it is implied, so you're left wondering what really happened. For example, the mother plays the role of Daddy by putting on a stethoscope. We are left to wonder if Daddy was a doctor that has died during the pandemic; we don't actually know and never find out. The camera angles are from the little girl's perspective for most of the film, so the world feels small and confined. Later, when the mother appears, it moves to mid-level. The film takes places entirely inside a house, and this enhances the feeling of confinement. The characters are not remarkable. However the acting is pretty good, especially by Tvisha Tyagi, who plays the little girl.

The message of the film is about how the pandemic has made it hard for families, especially children. That and, we need to remember to support healthcare workers and those affected by the pandemic.

I give this 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 18. This would play well at any festival that is showing films made during or about the pandemic. Reviewed by Calista B., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 17

This is the story of a small girl who wants to play Hide & Seek with her father unaware with the nature of the game.
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