In ‘Amintire’, the protagonist lives the best time of his life in one night. Everything you need to know about happiness and freedom as an adult is comprised in this movie, showing the real transcendental experience from adolescence to maturity.
Tejus Venkatesh is on a quest for self-discovery as life brings him to Romania. This Eastern European country is usually interesting for young people, mainly because of the highly exquisite nightlife. Here, Tejus goes along with a couple to a place at the beach that he describes being the meeting place for hippies and artists, or at least it was back in the day. The location is called Vama Veche, and right after he arrives, his life starts changing. While at a bar, he realizes that it may be the last time he will be in Romania, and that particular thought makes him sad enough to look for a place to be alone with his thoughts. While going to the bathroom, he sees a woman who catches his attention. As he says, for the first time in his life, he was not afraid to initiate a dialogue, and one thing leads to another very fast. They find themselves partying on the beach, watching the sun rising, and all in all, having the time of their lives.
At one point in the movie, Tejus talks about a pop song that got him about a man and a woman who meet at the beach, where the man is not determined to take action on his behalf, remaining alone and sad. This particular theme of seeking the right moment is a central element of the movie, reason why we enjoyed the subtle insert even more.
This short is hugely positive by proving to the viewers that, most of the times, you have to make your own destiny. If Tejus was afraid to talk to the woman as he says it happened before, the whole story would not have existed. Some chances are flashing before our eyes, and most of the times, we are too blind to see them. A lot of them may disappear and never come back. If we have to put in just a few words the whole plot of this short, it would be like this: "it’s better to have lived a bad memory than to gain a pocket full of ‘what if’s’."
Review written by Vlad A.. G.