Short Film Review “Frankie”

Directed by: Francesca Zappitelli
Starring: Francesca Zappitelli
Running Time: 15 minutes

Our Score: 3 out of 5 stars

“Frankie” is a short film about Francesca Zappitelli’s road from wanting to join the WWE to professional wrestling. Francesca tries to show that there a lot of challenges in the world of female fighting. With a mix of testimonials from wrestling industry and a match, she is somewhat able to convey this message. The narration in the film starts off strong in the beginning but missing during the match. I think it would have been a lot more clear to include background what was happening throughout.

The film is based around the fight “Frankie vs. Christie”. I would have liked to seen a little more of the road she took and a little less of the fight itself. After watching the film I am still not sure the relevance of the fight itself in her career. Don’t get me wrong though, it definitely was a tough fight. Francesca succeeds for her in proving her closing statement “Life is a fight and I fight back.” Overall, I feel that Francesca did a good job but film just needed more direction.


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