Carn ★★★½

A beautiful 5 minute short that feels as much a study in parable as it does in visual aesthetic. It is perhaps self indulgent of me, but I was floored by the visual and tonal overlap between Carn and a personal project of my own. This short features a strikingly similar dark, textured geometric visual aesthetic an sinister tone that I myself embraced a few years ago with a fable I illustrated: Night Black. There's clearly something about this boy alone in the woods, following a trail of blood through dark woods that resonates intrinsically with me.

Carn follows the framework of a parable, with both a reveal and a turn that follow in the footsteps of all great fables that have come before. And with brilliant visuals and some impressive sound design, it does a whole lot by restricting itself to just a little.