A Light Before the Dark [Valentina Premoli, Italy, 2018]

A Light Before the Dark is a short film from director Valentina Premoli. Its plot concerns a young woman named Celeste who begins having disturbing hallucinations and finds that people are seemingly ignoring her as she goes about her day.


The film is effectively a horror short story with the sort of twist horror short stories tend to have. Although A Light Before the Dark’s twist is a tad predictable, it is at least a competently made example of this type of story, with effective use of sound (or lack thereof) as well as strong camerawork, including some immersive point of view shots that help us to emphasise with Celeste’s distress.

Celeste you know the better