Eye For Film >> Movies >> 3 Minute Meltdown (2004) Film Review
3 Minute Meltdown
Reviewed by: Angus Wolfe Murray
Where would you eat ice cream in Dundee? Eveline Nicolette's theme for a short film is so nutty, it's charming.
What's your favourite? Vanilla? Strawberry? Chocolate? With, or without, a flake? The combinations are the stuff of dreams.
There is a little shop in Dundee that makes it own and has done since 1800-and-something. When your granny was a girl, it was there and when your granny's granny was there, it was there. This ice cream has form. You don't knock it; you lick it.
People come from miles around. The word crosses continents. Now Eveline has arrived with her camera to discover where customers take their one-scoop cones. To eat them in the street is what you do with mass produced choc ices on a stick, not these beauties.
The film becomes a religious experience.
Soon there will be pilgrimages. St Eveline will be remembered as the first Dundonian missionary-of-the-beautiful-ice.Reviewed on: 03 May 2004