Two men, one woman, no dialogue. Wanting is one thing, getting what you want is another. This short parable of relations is weird, obscure, and quite queasy. If glances could speak. A rather interesting micro-drama, even if it doesn’t qualify … Continue reading
A strong and heavily charged tale of friendship, loneliness, trust, misunderstanding. Dramatic style, fragmented storytelling, gritty atmosphere, mysterious details. Maybe in my book of dogs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqvENhGYPro
Are we human or animal? Everybody sort of unwillingly finds out in this short from the Gobelins animation school. Strange concept, nice production. Not in my book of speciesism and movement.
Adolescent yearning interpreted as nightmarishly competitive quest. Intelligently conceived, impressively executed. Computer disco sportif in a heightened kitchen sink setting – the social anxiety game is on! Probably in my book of struggle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1N_4LxusuI
The Annecy festival’s Gobelins school vignettes are Irish-themed this year: dreamily maritime, naively trusting, weirdly irreverent, sportingly quick, and borderline aggressive. Many and varied impressions, though not enough for my book of multitudes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra0W7RSAsDw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bdVoPzZjGs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koI5QCPlRTU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcFJTYFNcIw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXvjAWc0luE
Another nostalgic-looking animated short built on music, this time with a family dinner theme. Rhapsodic on the verge of chaotic, just like the story it depicts. Packed with moving detail, stands up well to multiple viewings – but still not … Continue reading
Charming retro looks, world-famous classical music, and an immense amount of celebrity cameos (all neatly listed in the credits). Also rather devoid of story, unfortunately. Not in my book of musical communication.