Two crows disturb a badger's hibernation. The badger climbs out of its hole once to try to silence the crows. When that doesn't work, fate intervenes and the hill on which are the crow's ... See full summary »
Europe; the plague years. A wigmaker, locked in his shop, observes the events and writes about them in his journal. Mostly, we see shrouded bodies, and a young girl who lives in the tavern ... See full summary »
The film is an artistically spare depiction of the Greek myth of Sysiphus, sentenced to eternally roll a stone up a mountain. The story is presented in a single, unbroken shot, consisting ... See full summary »
A TV crew visits a primary school. The teacher asks Mary to tell the story of John the Baptist as the crew films. John calls on folk to "give up yer aul sins." One woman refuses. John gets tossed in jail and begins to have doubts, so he asks a passer-by to find Jesus and ask if he really is God. Jesus, fishing in the sea, assures the man that He is. So the passer-by returns to the jail to give John courage. Meanwhile, the king is invited to a party, takes with him the woman John has earlier confronted, asks her to dance for him, and is so impressed he offers her anything she wants. Mary's colorful narrative, John's head, and the crew's spool of film near their end.Written by
Now, if I had my say in the awarding of an Oscar for best animated short, I'd probably hand it over to this little gem of a movie. Its simple, yet hilarious premise involves animating a little Irish school girl's monologue involving her interpretation of the story of John the Baptist. The technique, which I believe has been used by Robert Smigel of "TV Funhouse" among others, is essentially to animate the girl's little tangents and colloquialisms of speech. The depictions of Jesus, and Salome approaching King Herod are priceless. Clever, witty, and satisfyingly low-concept.
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