Brief Synopsis – A weary sheriff returns to the scene of a tragedy years earlier and as he gets closer and closer, the memories that event get stronger and stronger.
My Take on it – I’m always amazed time and again how it is possible to create such an emotional story on film in just a few short minutes.
This film does an amazing job of that mainly due to the amount of detail shown to us including the main characters worn face and the broken pieces of the wagon.
Just looking at his face, can make anyone just melt away due to the way the emotions just reach out to us.
Loved how they were able to deal with some extremely important themes in such a short run time.
I’m sure there are many other themes touched upon, but I especially liked the “how one can never escape their past” and “How one must remember the past or they will be doomed to repeat it” themes.
They both ring so true with a story like this one.
I’ve now seen 4 of the 5 Best Animated Shorts and this was the most emotional, but any of them will be able to take home the top award and I’ll be happy about it.
Bottom Line – Very emotional film based mostly on the fact that the detail on the facial expression of the main character works so well it can easily melt just about anyone. This is quite impressive from such a short film. The themes dealt with here like how we can never run away from the past and if we don’t remember the past, we are doomed to repeat it ring so truly with this kind of story. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Co-directors Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj took five years to develop this short film, while keeping up busy schedules. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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