Attending to the affairs of Mark, his recently deceased friend, Jeff comes across e-mails from a stranger, Andrea. Overcame by his curiosity, Jeff invites Andrea to come and stay with him. During this short period of time and through their association with Mark, both men embark on a new journey of friendship, one that has the potential to change their lives.
The movie resembles a still photograph, except even in photographs emotion jumps at the viewer. Here, there’s only a straight line. No ups and downs. Directed by Yen Tan (Happy Birthday, Love Stories), Ciao is characterized by long shots, long stares and long silences.
Ciao releases in select theaters Dec. 26.