The artwork in this 2007 short reminded of the animated feature film "Coroline," which came out two years later. That's a compliment, because "Coroline" was beautifully drawn, as was this previously-drawn animated short from the National Film Board of Canada.
It can be seen as part of the collection of short animation on "Animation Express." I would recommend seeing it on Blu-Ray. The high-def really is nice on films like "Sainte Barbe," which are quite detailed and colorful.
There isn't much of a story, just a little kid with a scarred big head in love with his big-bearded grandfather, where insects and even a fox go to dwell once in awhile. Grandma is there, too, in the spare little home in the woods. It's a sad tale more than anything else but a touching one and beautifully drawn by Claude Barras of France and Cedric Louis of Belgium.
The nice artwork and the weirdness of the story make it compelling.
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