MOST. It is the Czech for "the bridge" and also the title of a touching short film centering around a sacrifice that saved hundreds of passengers heading toward an open drawbridge.
Thirty-three minutes. That is how long the Oscar-nominated short-film MOST, directed by Bobby Garabedian, takes to share a compelling modern-day parable that "vividly portrays the greatest offering of love, sacrifice, hope, and forgiveness known to man."
I didn't know much about the film, to be released in stores on March 1, other than it was an allegory. After watching the trailer (below), I got a sense for the emotional element of the story.
The movie is subtitled (nearly all of the cast members speak Czech), which I felt actually added to the story, and was filmed in Eastern Europe.
This Christian allegory is touching and more than just a little heart-wrenching. It is about choices, sacrifice, love for others - and change. The decision facing the father was a little hard for me to watch as a parent, but that was the point. The film is meant to get you thinking and could serve as a beginning of a family discussion about the message. There is a short Study Guide included on the DVD with discussion questions. Also included is Making of MOST, a behind-the-scenes look of the trials and successes of the production of MOST.
More about MOST: The Deluxe Edition:
Release Date: Tuesday, March 1
Where: Christian retail stores and online retailers
Cost: $14.99 (or less)
• MOST (33-minute film)
• Making of MOST (32-minute feature)
• Bonus Scenes
• Extended Ending
• Introduction and Commentary by Luis Palau
• Study Guide
• Scoring Session (1 minute featurette of Symphony recording session)
Director, Producer, and Co-Writer: Bobby Garabedian
Producer, Co-Writer: William Zabka
Executive Producers: Cathleen Cassagne, Alexandra Bekiaris, Adam DeGraide
Stars: Vladimir Javorsky, Linda Rybova, Ladislav Ondrej
NOW CLOSED! Congrats to Natalie, comment #7.
GIVEAWAY!!!I have an extra copy and you have an opportunity to win your own MOST DVD.
There are several ways to enter. Please leave a comment for each. Please include your email in your comment so I can contact you if you are the winner.
- Simply leave a comment that you'd like to win this item.
- Follow this blog through Google Friend Connect
- Subscribe to this blog (rss or email)
- Post about this giveaway on your own blog, Facebook, Twitter, or others (please specify in your comment). This will count for two entries for each! Make sure you leave two comments.
- "Like" MOST on Facebook
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the ’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.