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  • Tulip

    ★★★½

  • On Time

    ★★★½

  • My Friend Who Shines in the Night

    ★★★★

  • Dogs Smell Like the Sea

    ★★★½

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  • Tulip

    Tulip

    The story is Thumbelina, told fairly traditionally; the gorgeous felted landscapes and animations really bring it to life, though. The 3 year old I watched the young audiences shorts with loved this one!

  • On Time

    On Time

    I like the model of documentary-experimental-animation as an essay/mashup in which a few brief visual “topics” recur again and again, supported in different ways by the quotes that undergird them. This particular entry is too short to be much more than a proof-of-method; still, the train-rider animations are dynamic and the rest of the film’s explorations of frame rate and rhythmic juxtaposition help elevate them further.

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  • Faya Dayi

    Faya Dayi

    Quite disliked the Basinski score here, which imbues the film with an oddly distant spirit, as if we’re watching something magical instead of just people completing tasks - it remystifies the villagers in a way that feels very Western and, for me, takes it out of the realm of art-film. It also just sounds too obviously like William Basinski to allow the film to be its own thing. If I push that element out of my head, the film is…

  • Azor

    Azor

    A drama of manners, in the sense that it’s all about the interrelationships and ways of talking of a bunch of ‘70s bankers and their wives, amidst the broader political turmoil in Argentina. Has a "Heart of Darkness" ambience. Unfortunately, my lack of foreknowledge of the very specific topic rendered virtually the entire movie incomprehensible to me. After watching and enjoying many hours of deeply experimental film in ND/NF, it was weird to become this unmoored watching what looks like…