Just Smile! You’re Great! Validation Short Movie By Kurt Kuenne

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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!


#1 Sal on 01.30.09 at 11:34 am

I’m gonna save this one for home, as I see it stars TJ Thyne, a favorite actor of mine from “Bones”!

#2 Ellington on 01.30.09 at 9:12 pm

I have to say that after the day that I had emotionally (I had been feeling rather melancholy of late) this short film was quite the tonic!
It really lifted my spirits!
Thanks for sharing this Kpriss! :)

#3 Adriana on 01.31.09 at 11:37 am

Awwww, that was wonderful. Kpriss, I didn’t mind the 16 minutes at all. I’ve watched it even 3 times! “Rent a person” is great too. Funny how James Haven and his girlfriend characters appears in “Validation”. (There were special thanks a.o. to Marcheline Bertrand, Angie and James’ late mother on the credits off “Rent a person”.) So give that one a view too.
This was really a great Friday Break. This one gets my “Friday Break Award”.

Ellington, you’re not the only one that needed to be “validated”! Here’s another one….

Sal, “Bones” the tv-serie? Never seen it thought it was not worth it, but yes TJ Thynne is really nice to watch.

Kurt Kuenne is great!! Thanks again Kpriss.

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