Adam tells us the story of an older cousin, who had cerebral palsy. Adam would go over to play, and they'd dress as superheroes, jump off the shed, and run about the the street with an old ... See full summary »

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Adam tells us the story of an older cousin, who had cerebral palsy. Adam would go over to play, and they'd dress as superheroes, jump off the shed, and run about the the street with an old shopping trolley. Adam explains his cousin's wayward left arm, his strong right one, his aunt's understanding of her son's rages ("bake a cake," she'd tell him), and the boy's love of swimming. On Adam's eighth birthday, the cousins are separated by tragedy; it's left to Adam to wonder about his cousin, and if he still smells of licorice. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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In the style of Wallace and Gromit, with a deeper meaning.
19 March 2001 | by (Durango, CO) – See all my reviews

I recently viewed the up-and-comer Adam Elliot's three short animated films "Cousin, Brother, Uncle" at the Durango Film Festival and was in awe. Adam Elliot has combined the light-hearted animation that made "Wallace and Gromit" famous into a film that in only ten minutes moves the viewer deeply. Elliot takes on such issues as death, suicide, disease, alcoholism, and family problems by showing us his memories of his cousin with multiple sclerosis, his lonely uncle whose wife committed suicide, and his experiences with his brother who died at a young age. Each short is designed to move the audience, but present these serious issues in a sort of light-hearted pill for the audience to take in. I look forward to seeing more of Adam Elliot's work in the future.


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