As I Am

Creator: F.C. Rabbath
Genre: Drama
Age rating: Everyone
A man, Antonio, wanders in a wilderness, inside and out. He is barred from being with Olivia, the woman he loves, and sees her only in his mirror. When he seeks help to bring her out of the mirror from a witch doctor, who counsels him against his desires.
Project collaboration: Closed
Synopsis: A man, Antonio, wanders in a wilderness, inside and out. He is barred from being with Olivia, the woman he loves, and sees her only in his mirror. When he seeks help to bring her out of the mirror from a witch doctor, who counsels him against his desires, and a manipulative apothecary who seeks only to line his own pockets, he comes to a crossroads. Does he follow his dream to destruction, or face the possibility of an endless lonely misery?
"As I Am". This film, while not adhering to any one Shakespearian text, holds an affectionate hint of the Bard. The characters speak poetically at times, sometimes in rhyme, though not striving for iambic pentameter by any means. The magic and fantasy of the film hints in small ways to "Romeo and Juliet" and maybe a little bit of "The Tempest", but the story also drew similarities to certain Greek myths, particularly the story of Pandora's Box and the story of Orpheus and Eurydice.
"As I Am", is a thing of beauty and quiet cinematic power, elevating the struggle of one man against himself to a tale of mythic timelessness. Appropriate for all audiences.

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