Divorce Counselor

2013 PAFF (SHORTS) REVIEW: THE DIVORCE COUNSELOR

Thembisa Mshaka’s “The Divorce Counselor”, follows the journey of a couple (Alexander C. Mulzac & Keisha Zollar) whose marriage has hit rock bottom. The films story begins as the couple is heading their separate ways in the morning.

The marriage had gotten so bad that they greet each other in the morning with a casual, ”Fuck you.”

As a last effort, the man and woman decide to visit a divorce counselor.

Although the stakes were high for this couple to attend therapy with a divorce counselor, I feel that I did not actually visually see the high stakes in this film. It would have been nice to see this beautiful couple in love, and then fall apart, and then come back together.

On a side note, the topic of this film was great. The film raises the following two questions:

1. If a Licensed professional told you that your marriage was doomed, what would you do?

2. Why do people tend to go to their friends instead of professionals when they need marriage counseling?

Given that many marriages end in divorce, it was refreshing to watch a short film about a couple joining forces to win.