Paths of Hate

This excellent short film comes from the Polish studio Platige Image that brought to us Fallen Art. Its a story about the wrongness of war, told through the fight between two WWII pilots.

It is with no dialogue, but with very telling music that will bring you chills. The technique of 3D graphics turned into 2D aesthetics is unique (but with elements that will remind you of the studio’s identity) and for anyone interested there is a video with a presentation by one of the creators of the film explaining how it was achieved. I found it very interesting and extremely helpful for my own 3D-turned-2D project. Enjoy!

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Return to Prague School

Since we were talking about claymation and stop motion last time I thought it would be prudent to mention Jan Svankmajer.

If you’re looking for first class stop motion, he is the man you should turn to. Excellent storytelling techniques, surrealism at its best and with a very caustic tone, his films are small masterpieces and beautifully singular. Enjoy!

I have only made a selection of the ones I like. There’s so much material out there, if you like his work there are other films you can discover yourself. I should point out that he is an artist that might seem too strange at first glance, throw you a bit off-balance. I know it happened to me when I first watched one of his films, but he truly is so good, I couldn’t stop watching them. After a rewatch (that’s why we should always, always rewatch the good and the strange) I caught up with him and never looked back.

The Departure

Has any of you guys seen and/or read “a Streetcar Named Desire”? Either way, you’re gonna have to see this prequel by the Young Vic theatre.

I read that play a few years ago and I had the pleasure of seeing it by the aforementioned theatre in September. It was an amazing experience. It swam around in my head for weeks, it was hard to let go. This short film has the same atmosphere they created for the play, very melancholic and beautiful. Their interpretation of Blanche’s life before we meet her in the play made my heart clench all over again. Damn you people.

Anyway, enjoy!

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/video/2015/feb/06/the-departure-gillian-anderson-streetcar-named-desire-video?CMP=share_btn_fb