A young woman is afraid to leave her home, although she tries to conquer her fear on daily basis. Soon she discovers that her neighbour got similar problems as well. One day she has to rescue the mystery neighbour from being trapped in the corridor – the two fearfuls get into the friendship. The rest is history.
Director/producer/writer Marcus Liberski's War Paint is an interesting piece of cinema, that is crafted with a indisputable style. A unique atmosphere even comes close to some sleeper thrillers, but in the end War Paint nicely transforms into new level (I won't reveal too much though, since you can watch the film below the review). Liberski doesn't simplify things for viewer and that is also one of the strengths of this 14 minute short film.
Emily Seale-Jones and Daniel Cabello both do great parts, where they are no words allowed - or needed. The emotions are shown in their believable facial expressions.
Highly competent cinematography has a perfect match with Trevor Jones' (Angel Heart, Notting Hill, Mississippi Burning) soundtrack, that elegantly follows the storyline.