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Flora (1989)

| Animation, Short, Drama
The last moments of a creature made out of fruits and vegetables.

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The last moments of a creature made out of fruits and vegetables.

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Svankmajer Never Ceases to Amaze
8 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Reviewing a film that is only 20 seconds in length is a real challenge. What could you pick a part and criticize about only 20 seconds of filmmaking? Well, not much, but it's still a film that I'd highly recommend, and a film that I find to be greatly interesting, and pretty disturbing in one way or another. There's something about the imagery, atmosphere, and sound effects that create a really uncomfortable short.

I also must mention the lovely animation that I found to be, especially, appealing. Like most Svankmajer films, it's all stop motion, and it looks great. the film may be extremely short in length, but that doesn't mean that there wasn't a lot of hard work put into its production.

The final shot of a glass of water was surprisingly bleak, and makes the short feel depressing. This is one really strange and powerful film, and it's only 20 seconds long.


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