The External World by David O’Reilly

The External World és un mosaic d’un món surreal, i al tractar-se de múltiples històries dóna la sensació de realisme dins la bogeria. Menció honrífica a Sundance 2011 i moltíssims altres festivals per a aquesta animació d’influència asiàtica.

David O’Reilly havia fet amb un estil similar el curt ‘Please, say something’, amplament difós per internet i que ja havíem pogut vore a principis d’any a Fessols&Naps junt als millors short films of 2010 de shortoftheweek.

Si hi ha algun tag que fa honor a aquest film és Uncategorized, a la fi em serveix no haver-lo borrat mai.

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Top 10 Short Films of 2010// Els millors curts de 2010 segons shortoftheweek

Ja parlàrem de ‘Between bears’, una excel·lent peça. I també havíem vist la introspectiva Old Fangs. A la resta: es troben meravelles en cadascuna.

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Short of the Year: Winner!

1

Plastic Bag

Drama about Nature in Live-Action
January 30, 2011

Werner Herzog gives voice to a plastic bag’s existential crisis. A very unique and powerful filmmaking statement by celebrated director Ramin Bahrani (Man Push Cart).

Nominees

2

Pivot

Thriller about Desperation in 3D Animation
January 30, 2011

A lone photographer plays witness to a murder and a chase ensues down a dark urban landscape in this stylized and fast-paced game of cat and mouse.
3

Between Bears

Experimental about Inspiration in 3D Animation
January 30, 2011

Animated minimalism is used to maximum effect in this gorgeous and bizarre short student work from Israel.
4

Bottle

Dramedy about Friendship in Stop-Motion
January 30, 2011

Separated by the sea, a unique duo pass along details of their lives through a bottle. An elegiac animation of minimalist perfection.
5

Old Fangs

Drama about Friendship in Animation
January 30, 2011

Beautiful soft-spoken film about a son’s attempt to reconnect with his estranged father.
6

Nuit Blanche

Drama about Love in Special FX
January 30, 2011

A passing moment between two strangers becomes unforgettable as this film shows us what love at first sight must truly feel like.
7

D-I-M, Deus in Machina

Sci-Fi about Redemption in Special FX
January 30, 2011

In a bleak future, a lost soul seeks desperate measures to escape his luck. The punishment if caught? Years spent locked up in his own personal nightmare.
8

Please Say Something

Drama about Love in 3D Animation
January 30, 2011

Simple, fresh animation about the complex relationship between a cat and mouse.
9

The Third and the Seventh

Experimental about Inspiration in 3D Animation
January 30, 2011

Alex Roman invites us into a surreal world of architecture and light with his stunning mastery of CG.
10

Frank DanCoolo: Paranormal Drug Dealer

Sci-Fi about Crime in Special FX
January 30, 2011

Reporter, Holly Malone, is out to bring down drug lord, Dancoolo, and break the story of her career. It’s a fan film masterpiece with the perfect mix of wacky characters, memorable one-liners, and over-the-top effects.