This film explores the distant relationship between an elderly amateur musician, the woman who lives in the apartment above him and the leaky bathtub that is bothering them both.

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This film explores the distant relationship between an elderly amateur musician, the woman who lives in the apartment above him and the leaky bathtub that is bothering them both. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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A short where the story is almost more important than the animation
18 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

This short, nominated for an Academy Award, is a story first and foremost, for all that there's no notable dialogue. The animation is relatively simple and straightforward (although the detail of the backgrounds is quite good) and the events unfold as the short goes on. I'm still not quite sure what to make of the ending and find the short a trifle unsettling, but it's well worth watching. Produced by the National Film Board of Canada, it used to run on the Cartoon Network periodically on O Canada. Recommended.


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