A repentant man revisits his past in the sci-fi short film Re-Live

A woman and a man sit across from each other to eat.

Image: Courtesy of Re Live

“Welcome to the Re-Live service. To continue, think ‘Yes’!” so it begins Relivea science fiction short film about a man who uses virtual reality visit again a key turning point in its past—and then he is able to see what would have happened if he had chosen a different path. Regrets… Yes, has had a few.

It’s short, but it’s both. uplifting and heartbreaking at the same time—and also take advantage a cleverly lo-fi way to incorporate sci-fi elements in a dramatic plot. Here is the official synopsis: “The film takes place in the near future, in which a virtual reality service allows you to relive challenging decisions in your life and see how a different choice could affect the rest of your life. ‘What would happen if …? is a question that many people have spent endless hours trying to answer. Relive it’s a caustic commentary on this well-known and established ‘what-if’ culture.”

Directed by Sotiris Petridis and Tania Nanavraki, and starring Anastasis Roilos, Marianna Pouregka, Ioanna Lamni, Relive It has been screened at numerous festivals around the world and will be part of Comic-Con International. Independent Film Festival at San Diego Comic-Con in July.

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