While I was searching for an appropriate Friday break, one to bring the brightest smile on your face and give you at least 3 minutes of relaxation, I received a short movie from my Adored Husband.
I pressed play, out of reflex. Then I saw: 16minutes 23 seconds! Oh! What have I done? I was searching for my Friday Break! But he told me to wait and watch. And right he was!
I’m coming with the same short movie, proposing it to you. 14 minutes (plus the end credits) but worth every second spent watching this fable! Enjoy and don’t forget: You’re great! Just smile! (you can find out everything I could find out about Validation and Kurt Kuenne in short version right after this video!)
Validation is a short movie, a video-fable about parking. Free parking. And free compliments. And smiles. Written and directed by the award winning filmmaker Kurt Kuenne, Validation was made in 2006 by one of those rare persons who were really born to work with images.
From his first film (Scrapbook) completed in 1999 to present times, Kurt Kuenne has won multiple awards and made documentaries, movies, short movies (Rent-A-Person, Validation, Slow, The Phone Book) but he’s most famous for his Dear Zachary (: a letter to a son about his father) movie-documentary about Kurt Kuenne’s oldest (late) friend, Dr. Andrew Bagby (who appeared in every one of Kurt Kuenne’s films while growing up).
I don’t know how you felt about Validation, but I know Kurt Kuenne’s work is highly sentimental, changing you, turning your inside out, making you feel what’s really important and what really matters. Just like he said: You’re great, just smile!
You can watch Rent-A-Person here (starring James Haven, Angelina Jolie’s brother), the first short movie-fable from the series of four (until now). Enjoy!