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The pig is the terminal corpse time - MIFF 2009 Blog

In the Round (2008)

Director: Ana Tiquia

Tagline: Confusing

A woman who is trying to get out of her flat sees a piano in the field opposite her house and goes to investigate, she gets eaten by the piano and tries to get out of her flat and sees a piano in the field…

While I was delighted to see such an old-school pencil based animation, I was perplexed as to what was going on, which seemed to be the intent of the animator so I can't really complain. Nice symbolism and very expressive lines.

I never used to rate shorts like this very highly when I was the short film reviewer for a monthly short film night, but films like this do have their place as it is important to experiment with the medium.

Rating: 6/10


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