Yuriy Norshteyn’s second endeavor is a medieval-looking cut-out stop-motion animation with glowing colours plus some evocative and nice-looking effects, even if the film taken as a whole is too limited and »empty« to have much staying power in my mind. … Continue reading
A slow, low-key visual poem of sorts, meticulously animated in an appealing mix of 3D realism and rather extreme geometric stylization. The fox wanders aimlessly through breathtaking surroundings. Nothing much really happens storywise, but I still think I’ll keep this … Continue reading
Fragments of Tatlin’s tower, billowing red flags, Shostakovich. Grey cubist cityscapes superimposed upon one another, with constructivist text. The swirling movement of the people is a rebellious dance impossible to stop. Capitalism, royalty, and religion are swept away by the … Continue reading
Synthetic-looking short about an old woman on a picnic with a weird – and extremely hungry! – little creature. Rather odd. Maybe in my book of eating. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SRUIF528ik
Digital animation with a delightfully oldfashioned look matching an anachronistic story about faulty gadgets. The script works mostly as an excuse for drawing all kinds of fun stuff! Quite nice, though not in my book of short circuits. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjGnktw_kR8
Marketed as the most expensive and most beautiful Scandinavian movie ever made, which actually sounds a trifle dubious as selling points. And dubious this is, swaying wildly from lavish visual extravaganza to cheap B horror looks, from sensible detailing to … Continue reading
Simple and potent use of symbolism elevates this otherwise ordinary tale of hardships and endurance. Nice and reasonably well-rounded for its short running time, though not in my book of weight.