One man's loss is another one's fortune. When a homeless man finds two years in a row the same glove fitting perfectly on his only hand, all coincidence is called into question.
AN ELEGANT LEATHER GLOVE FOR THE RIGHT HAND GETS LOST IN THE STREET AND IS FOUND BY A HOMELESS WHO ONLY HAS HIS RIGHT HAND. COINCIDENCE!
…OR MAYBE NOT?
We all agree that you can make a decent movie with an average plot, however with numerous cast and sharp dialogues. There are thousands of movies fitting the description above, but The Glove is something else – a movie where director Vlad Dorofte focuses on the atmosphere more than on anything else.
In short, The Glove is a game of „lost and found” played by a homeless person. The whole plot seems to be taken out of a ”zen” knowledge book: when life takes everything from you, smile when you find a glove for your frozen hand. When we put together this lesson and one of the greatest pieces of free-jazz soundtrack we have ever heard, the result is above expectations.
What struck us the most in Dorofte’s short movie is the overwhelming – Kafkian atmosphere, enhanced by the black and white screening and the dramatic case of the homeless man. The transitions in this film are seen better as time-lapses and are somewhat steep; as a viewer you may feel them like bumps in your lucid dream.
The Glove is a great movie not just because of its exquisite plot, but because it offers viewers a mirror, allowing them to have a profound reevaluation of what they have watched. Through the main characters, the struggle between the two ends of the human circle, the rich and the poor, are foregrounded and the viewer is free to draw their own conclusions.
Vlad Dorofte creates a universe of detail, of discreet charm, of everyday life that can hide unimagined depths of the things that you witness or you can think of during the day. The lives in this compact world are explored in seemingly simple situations, but they leave room for a deep and analytical look. If in one hundred years someone wants to see how the world was in 2015, he will only have to press play and The Glove will show him the whole truth.
The part in The Glove is his first role as a film actor and one of the very very few he had the chance to play.
He is a very versatile actor always ready to offer his participation in films and theatre projects.
By oftenly working with students and accepting roles in their projects he is one of the most biting supporters of Romanian cinema.