Wow, what a journey. Reminds me of “A Ghost Story” and graphic novel “Here” by Richard McGuire. I can never get enough of this concept of watching people explore through a time period that exceeds a lifespan. So glad this is finally online. Congrats, Dan!
“Ready or not, here I come!” I was struck with a sense of foreboding when a character spoke that in the beginning of this this short film.
“HIDE” explores the complexities of the human experience in a way that had an intense impact on me. The protagonist, a young child at play, is left alone to observe the changes of the world he left behind with nothing but his breath and the sounds of his movement. Counting down to zero like that implies moving toward a terminal and unalterable state of death, which is a terrifying thought. Yet the mind offers the possibility that one can detach and take joy in just being a part of the cycle. I personally relate to the idea that voluntarily taking a detached perspective can lead to both pain and joy. A person can feel that he or she is always watching and knowing intimately but is always somewhat removed. The audio effects make a motif of the spooky resonant qualities of wood. The depiction of the stillness and abrupt discontinuities of death, spreading green and lacelike from within, is a poignant artistic take. The film includes sex and masturbation in a way you’ll never see in a Marvel brand movie. “HIDE” is a truly unique and thought-provoking work of art.
Hodeand seek is probily the most stressing part of the game. We rather Marco Polo
I remember this was the first film I sought out and watched at home via a “virtual” film festival ^_^
Congrats Daniel, congrats NFB, a distinct and inimitable piece
Délicieux ce langage! A quand une pièce a voir? Et ou donc?
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