In a Forest takes the viewer in an unexpected transformation from one reality to the next. With the visual lexicon of a thriller, this film introduces an exciting pursuit through a forest ...
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In a Forest takes the viewer in an unexpected transformation from one reality to the next. With the visual lexicon of a thriller, this film introduces an exciting pursuit through a forest that ends on a film set. During the pursuit the expectations of the viewer are being challenged. This is a film about believing in an illusion. Written by
A short... short but a brilliant display of talent
For sure three minutes (credits included) is not a long running time but it is enough for a gifted filmmaker to display his talent. A statement which applies to Fons Schiedon, the Dutch animator who, besides providing the story, the design, the editing and compositing of "In a Forest", manages to thrill and impress audiences in such a brief capsule of time. The film immediately plunges the viewer into the midst of a fast-moving chase. The prey is a funny-looking rabbit and the pursuer some kind of terrifying long-toothed wolf. The place is a menacing forest, the time the dead of night. Anxious glances, frantic grasps, clouds of mist, wild roars, all this is to be found here and we seem to be off for a classical suspenseful sequence. Until a surprise ending comes questioning the whole thing... Well designed, amazingly well animated, "In a Forest" proves in addition a challenging experience that moves you from one reality to the next. As I wrote before, three minutes are enough for a real artist to show all the range of his talents but I must admit I felt a bit frustrated when this brilliant exercise came to its close. I would gladly have kept company with Fons Schiedon for several additional scores of minutes...
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