Forgive Me Father , is a unique approach on the subject of moral objectivity. Without giving any spoilers, the story examines the concepts of right versus wrong in it’s varying degrees. The protagonist, Father Peter, is the vehicle on this journey. He, essentially, represents our imperfect humanity. As the story progresses he mirrors our evolving view on justice, repentance and spirituality.
Father Peter, unlike other depictions of men of the cloth, is very relatable. His inner battle is palpable and makes him sympathetic. He is thoughtful and aware of his dichotomy. Not in a sterile or calculated manner, but rather the way a humble and tortured soul would deal with these circumstances.
The score and the cinematography matched Father Peter’s emotional twists and turns. What really stood out was the amount of time that Father Peter was allowed to ponder and reflect on his circumstances. Even a short film can give some beats for a character’s evolution and this one does it superbly.