Works as a film section, but not as a drama.
Like your previous film it was well enough made. I think your lead did a good job of conveying the dilemma she was facing.
However, also like your previous film, it failed to draw me in.
We are introduced to the fact she has to choose whether to follow her career and separate (possibly temporarily) from her boyfriend or ... what exactly? Presumably give up a significant career opportunity (but we have to infer that ourselves)
We can see her having to make this difficult decision, but we don't really get to see why the decision is difficult: we have no idea as to how inportant this job is to her. Does she need to do it? Is it a lifetime dream? Similarly we don't get amy sort of indication as to how she weighs up the pros and cons and finally reachs her decision.
I don't know how I'm meant to feel at the end. Is she regretful but selfish, or is her signing the contract prompted by other motivations (perhaps she's doing it for the both of them - a short term sacrifice to raise a stash of cash so thay can pursue their happiness together, perhaps she's badly in debt)
In other words there is no plot development and there is no character development. We know no more about her when the film ends than when it began, and there's no indication that she knows any more about herself either.
Sorry if this all seems very harsh in the light ofwhat is quite a nicley fiolmed and edited piece. I'm not sure, but it might work a lot better as the "decision " section of a longer piece which fleshes out the circumstances and the character(s).
I watched it again without the sound - often a good test as to whether a film really works - expecting that the music had added a sense of drama. I was rather surprised to find I enjoyed it more silent! It is, of course, possible that by this stage I have begun to make up my own backstories for the characters, but it certainly shows the content has been put togetehr well.