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The pig is the terminal corpse time - MIFF 2009 Blog

Round (2008)

Director: Kirk Hendry

Tagline: So cool you'd think it was an ad for Apple!

In the jungle of hands the animals made of hands sing until they are gunned down by the hunters made of hands with their hand-guns (Fnar! Fnar!)

Shadow puppetry is not just to annoy people at the cinema, taking it to the natural extreme where the entire environment is made of hands and also all the characters. I liked how they just had the one-colour background as a code for the emotions portrayed in the scenes.

There is a musical theme and a jungle beat style undercurrent with one of the monkeys doing most of the signing.

A great short that hopefully turns up at more screenings and gets a wider run.

Rating: 8/10


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