One Soft and One Hard Shorts
October 22, 2009
More often than not, European animated shorts are too ‘weird’ for me to enjoy. Still, there are some that captivates and moves me. Here are two of my favourite animated shorts, a masterpiece of storytelling that is Father and Daughter and a trippy mindfuck called Instinct. Wabisabi talked about them before in her old blog, but I suppose it won’t hurt to promote these gems here as well.
Both works are extremely powerful, but in different ways. One made me shed tears, while the other left me speechless. One is more relaxed in pacing/atmosphere and gradually creeps inside you, while the other is bizarre and confronting. I think they’re good examples of ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ approaches to anime I’ve talked about before here.