OSCAR SHORT FILM REVIEW – NIGHT RIDE – “A sad mirror of society’s attitudes”

A film review by Jamie Richardson

Ebba who is superbly played by Sigrid Kandal Husjord waits for her train on a freezing night and decides to take matters into her own hands. When the train driver stops for a break and doesn’t allow her to wait on the train in the warmth she literally jumps on the tram and drives off, certainly not an expected move. 

Whilst touching on serious subjects the film provides a little comedy as Ebba stops to let on passengers who comment on her bad driving whilst accepting her as the train driver!

Watch the trailer here

Ola Hoemsnes Sandum gives an excellent performance of a trans person getting harassed whilst simply trying to get home. Ebba drawing the driver’s curtains when the harassment is happening sadly mirrors society’s attitudes.

Ebba drawing the driver’s curtains when the harassment is happening sadly mirrors society’s attitudes.

A note must be made to the talented cinematographer Vegard Landsverk who ensures every scene is a stand out and the excellent directing skills from Eirik Tveiten.

A note must be made to the talented cinematographer Vegard Landsverk who ensures every scene is a stand out and the excellent directing skills from Eirik Tveiten

The eye-opening ending of the film will be a welcome surprise for viewers in this OSCAR-qualified short. NIGHT RIDE is the epitome of karma and one that is very deserving of an Academy Award!

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