Black-and-white, etched-wood animation tale about the Grim Reaper. In a remote forest, Death in disguise calls on a woman and her baby daughter. When the mother realises the identity of her... See full summary »
Two sisters live alone on an island. Viola, whose face is terribly disfigured, writes beautiful novels in her room. Marie is protective and won't let anyone see her sister. Then, a fan of Viola's books swims up on shore.
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Commissioned by the heads of the 2000 Cannes Film Festival to make an opening-night short commemorating cinema as it enters its second full century, Godard instead offers up a 17-minute ... See full summary »
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Had I never seen the films of Aleksandr Petrov (such as his OLD MAN AND THE SEA and MY LOVE), I probably would have scored BLACK SOUL with a 10. Petrov and Martine Chartrand both use a similar paint on glass style of animation and Petrov's is just slightly prettier--and has resulted in Oscars and Oscar nominations for his work. This is not to say that Chartrand's work is bad--certainly not. It just isn't quite as amazing as Petrov's.
Both consist of images that are painted and they shift and change before your very eyes--like a living painting. When you first see this, you are blown away that anyone can make anything so beautiful and artistic--so much so that you really can't compare it to other types of animation. It's more like an art gallery come to life that constantly morphs! BLACK SOUL is the entire Black experience from the earliest days to the present--with the major events of the last several thousand years shown in this lovely tapestry. Although there is no dialog, the film definitely keeps your interest because the art and accompanying music are so terrific. For fans of animation as art, this is a must-see. Kids, on the other hand, may or may not appreciate this.
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