This is a sadly neglected film, since I am the first to review it and it was made five years ago. I truly hope that this short film gets wider distribution, as it is really cute and you can't help but like this film.
COLORFORMS begins with an adorable little girl playing with finger paints. Her enthusiasm is really great to watch, but somehow her mother isn't particularly pleased when the child begins painting the dog and her bed! Next, you see the child being forced to take harp lessons with a dreadfully dull and stodgy teacher--at which point the child rebels at the structure and just starts having fun. Later, at dinner, she has a ball with her pasta and her very uptight parents are angry at the child behaving like a child! So, they call in reinforcements--the ultra-stodgy and strict grandfather!! What happens next, I really don't want to discuss, as it would spoil the film. However, you have got to see it--it's simply a joy to watch.
By the way, since seeing this film, I have seen more work by the same writer/director, Eva Saks, and it is all wonderful!! Look for more of her films--you'll be glad you did! This film is included on a DVD entitled "Shorts: Volume Three" but you can also see it on Ms. Saks web page.
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