Ten-year-old Reid is spending the summer of 1983 far from home, stuck at a remote roadside motel with his parents. Fending off boredom is second nature to loners like him; but when a ... See full summary »
Robert C. Pullman
About a pompous, aging alcoholic and a tourettes-inflicted ten-year-old boy who are forced to spend a week together at a high-end hotel. The only thing these two have in common is that they are both difficult to like. The hotel serves as their shared escape from the outside world and the problems it presents.
You feel it as an animation film. for the presence of cardboard furniture . for knitwear. for the characters. maybe, for the story itself. a boy. an his neighbour, an old man. the solitude as common trait. a sinucide tempt. and a letter. as basis of special friendship. a film who could fascinate . first, for its splendid simplicity. and for a form of sketch of near reality. as a fairy tale. or parable. so, a special short film. about friendship. as beautiful hommage to it as seed of sense of life.
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