Winter Peony (2007)

Animator: Takuya Suzuki

Tagline: Relaxing animation

A man trying to find out about heaven to feel better about his dying wife finds what he needs in a tea ceremony held by a man wearing a scary mask.

I enjoy stop motion animation and in particular claymation as you can see the fingerprints of the animator in the style of the film and it makes it seem more rustic and down to earth.

The story was a bit slow paced, but I thought it worked out well and I liked the different characters in the short.

Rating: 7/10