All atmosphere with very little plot and character drawing. The visual style is very appealing and the profound sadness and loneliness that must have stricken prairie settlers is very well illustrated.
Beautiful acrylic animation with clever uses of the medium, but the biographical story is bland
In 1909, an Englishman takes off for Canada to make his way as a rancher, unprepared for the harshness of the prairie.
It gets points for not trying to be Pixar, and the look, inspired by Canadian folkart, is dead-on, but it doesn’t have much to say (and labors the point by pushing a comet metaphor). The people don’t do much for me, but it shines when we’re looking at the places. The shot of a storm coming in over the shack is truly fantastic