masterful editing except for the part where they didn't cut out half an hour from the final song performance. also not nearly enough jazz.
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i was blown away by the visual style of this short. jaw-dropping animation that serves its highly personal story very well. i want to see so much more of this! easily my favorite of the festival so far; finding films like this is exactly why i watch the shorts section.
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a comedy that keeps threatening to become a horror film but is mostly just extremely uncomfortable. in the q&a the writers and director constantly talked about how they wanted to pull the rug out from under the audience, subvert expectations, and mess with their viewers' minds by using the conventions of filmmaking against us. well, they were so successful at this that it makes for a somewhat difficult watch and i think i could have stood for being messed with…