A 19th-century inventor is close to perfecting motion pictures but doesn't want to reveal his invention to the public until he can show films with sound and color.

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a goal can't dominate your life
10 April 2016 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Polish director Tomasz Bagiński directed the surreal animated short "Cathedral" in 2002, and then the anti-war animated short "Fallen Art" in 2004. He took a different turn with "The Kinematograph". This one came out more sentimental. I interpreted it to be a look at how a personal goal can end up dominating one's life such that one forgets one's relationships (kind of like what "God's Little Acre" was about). Basically, we all need to have connections with people.

I didn't find it as good as Bagiński's previous work, but it's not terrible. I'll be eager to see the director's future output.

I wonder why he filmed this one in English.


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