The Funeral [Sara Eustáquio, Portugal, 2020]

The Funeral is a short film about youth, anxiety, and the depression that follows in its wake. It depicts four young people sitting on a roof drinking without a care in complete silence. The majority of the film is spent in the main character’s head as she laments about her life and desires, dubbing this gathering as her metaphorical funeral. One does get a sense that this individual is somewhat disenfranchised and is searching for a purpose. Her inner thoughts last the entirety of the film and are reasonably well written, and the performance that’s given sounds appropriately bored and purposeless.