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Late Afternoon (2017)

An elderly woman drifts back through her memories. She exists between two states, the past and the present.

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Louise Bagnall

Writer:

Louise Bagnall
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Fionnula Flanagan ... Emily (voice)
Niamh Moyles Niamh Moyles ... Kate (voice)
Lucy O'Connell ... Child Emily (voice)
Michael McGrath Michael McGrath ... Emily's Dad (voice)
Louise Bagnall Louise Bagnall ... Young Emily (voice)
Caoimhe Ní Bhrádaigh Caoimhe Ní Bhrádaigh ... Emily's Friend (voice)
Aislin Konings Ferrari Aislin Konings Ferrari ... Child Kate (voice)
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An elderly woman drifts back through her memories. She exists between two states, the past and the present.

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Late Afternoon See more »

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Cartoon Saloon See more »
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1.90 : 1
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[first lines]
Emily: Oh, hello.
Kate: Hello. Just Kate here.
Emily: Kate. Pleased to meet you.
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themes of a dying artform?
10 February 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Last year's Oscar-Nominated animated shorts show had me mildly concerned; one of the nominees was GARDEN PARTY, a CGI effort, in which a roving camera wanders around a house, looking at all the frogs. It might have been reality for all I could tell and that's what's disturbing. If animation is indistinguishable from reality, does it have any particular artistic value? Does it not simply reduce the category to a sub-category of special effects, a technical Oscar like glass painting or green-screen technician? William Demille used to teach a course on title writing and, yes, there are still titles used in the body of a movie, but there's no Oscar for Best Title Writing, just as color cinematography and black and white cinematography no longer have separate categories. Now they're simple choices made on the basis of taste and money.

It seems to me that unless animation tells stories that live action cannot, or tells them better, then it is a dying branch of movie-making, and let's not bother. It will appeal nostalgically to a smaller and smaller group of people, considering themes that appeal to the very old until some day some one will say "Why are we bothering?" and drag out the woolsack to make room for a comfortable chair for the Chancellor.

An elderly lady is sitting while a young woman packs the house's furnishings. As the lady sips tea, she remembers being a child at the beach, a young woman in love, and a young mother with her own child at the beach.

If animation is at risk of dying out as an art form because there is no story it can tell that cannot be told in a realistic fashion, then sure the themes it will adopt will be those that appeal to a shrinking, aging population. Such themes include fear of senility, aging out of your home and life.... in short the themes of this movie.

On the other hand, this offers the story in a pleasant impressionist manner. So, despite my fears, I liked it a lot.


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