Fragile World is one of the many films we’ve been introduced to through the film festival circuit. We’ve been in numerous festivals together, but scheduling has kept us from watching it before. The trailer is great and I’ve heard wonderful things about the movie, so I was glad when filmmaker Sandy Boikian contacted me about reviewing the movie.

Fragile World

Fragile World is the story of Rosalie, a lonely interior decorator dealing with the loss of her father and a history of delusions. When she meets the man of the dreams she has to figure out if he’s real or a figment of her imagination.

Mental illness is not your usual topic for a faith-based film, and yet, Ms. Boikian does a marvelous job of integrating a Christian worldview into a powerful suspenseful drama. In a word, it’s brilliant!

Fragile world

From the initial opening credits I was hooked. Not only does the movie open with a great musical performance and beautiful cinematography, but the credits themselves are masterfully created to go along with the theme. As soon as the credits end, you’re caught in the game of what is real and what is make believe. I can honestly say that no matter how hard I tried to figure it out, many of the twists and turns caught me completely by surprise, and yet they worked so perfectly. They had each been subtly set up, so the pay off was extremely satisfying.

Fragile World

So much attention to detail went into the making of Fragile World. First, the casting was excellent. Every single character was perfectly cast and believable in their role. I was glad to see Alexa Jansson won a Best Actress role. She did a fabulous job with the emotional roller coaster ride her character goes on. I also appreciated the lighting and the use of eye lights to bring out the actors’ eyes. The cinematography was creative and artistic. The soundtrack embraced the indie sound and was spot on throughout. The editing was tight. And the story itself – perfect!

Fragile World is an example of what Christian movies should look like, a great story that incorporates authentic characters dealing with a Christian worldview. It was neither preachy nor watered down. It was an enjoyable story that drew me in and left me wanting more.

Fragile World can be ordered online at the movie website or at Christian bookstores.

Fragile World

About the Author Sharon Wilharm

Christian women’s speaker, Sharon Wilharm, is a ministry leader, podcast host, and female filmmaker whose stories have impacted audiences around the globe. An accomplished storyteller, Sharon draws the audience in with humor, engages them with stories, then ties everything together to bring to light spiritual truths. Her heart’s desire is to encourage women in their walk with the Lord, showing them how to find God’s will for their life through prayer and scripture. “God is the Master Storyteller,” says Sharon. “I love helping women see how God is always at work behind the scenes laying the foundation for the glorious future He has in store for us.” Sharon is a firm believer in the power of prayer and has many stories to share of God working in miraculous ways in her own life as well as those around her. She’s passionate about teaching women how to pray and loves engaging with women in personal prayer. Wherever she goes, she finds herself surrounded by women in need of prayer, and she considers it an honor to pray with women whether they’re friends, family, or complete strangers. Sharon has enjoyed a lifelong fascination with women of the Bible and loves applying the biblical stories to modern situations. She teaches a Women Through the Bible study at her church, applying the S.O.A.P. method of scripture study. She especially enjoys delving into lesser known women and discovering encouraging truths for women of today. She recently launched a new podcast where she works her way through the Bible sharing the stories of All God’s Women.

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