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|Festival Shorts Collection|
Director: Igor Legarreta;Emilio Perez;Chris Stenner;Arvid Uibel;Philippe Prouff;Rupert Jones;Sherry White;Pauline Pinson;Claudia Morgado Escanilla;Firas Momani
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
EL GRAN ZAMBINI aka THE GREAT ZAMBINI - Spain - Live Action - 15 minutes — The remains of an ancient circus can still be seen on the outskirts of a big city, as we follow the story of an aging circus performer and the troub... more »
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I love the Film Movement!!!
Diane Moore | 11/19/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I feel lucky to find these at my local library. I love short films, and these movies are hard to get unless you buy them. I have seen a handful of the Film Movement films, and they are always excellent.
I didn't like all of the short films, but 5 out of 8 is not bad! They range from 5 to 15 minutes, and they are filmed all over the world. My favorites were:
Aided Migration- An animated story about a bird who isn't well enough to migrate, so he has to take a plane, but it goes the wrong way. Lucky for him, a vengeful animal in disguise has a plan.
The Sickie- A dedicated, hard-working man takes care of everything (and everyone) in the office, but he needs a break, so he decides to call in a "sickie." Can he actually stay away?
Man in the Moon- Another fun animated film where a man who lives on the moon realizes that he will have some visitors very soon.
A Half Man- This one was a little depressing, but very strange and interesting. A man with only half of his body (animated) does his best to work and take care of his little girl, without letting his body parts fall out.
The Great Zambini- A man, who used to be in the circus, tries to win back the affection of his son. It appears to be filmed in Spain, but you would never know it, because there are only 2-3 words spoken throughout. The sign of a great story is that there is no need for the characters to speak, because they show you everything, not tell. This one was my favorite.
The other three films were pretty good, but I liked these the most. Well worth a viewing. Recommended!"
Great short films from young directors
Reader | Boca Raton, FL | 06/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I generally like Film Movement selections and these shorts were first of the kind I saw offered to the public. I decided to try them, since they are compilation of the 8 (eight) short movies from various short film festivals in Europe and North America. Some of the films are animations, some are computer graphics and others are just great short stories interestingly setup. The absolute best of all is the film called "Dance Lessons" by a French director. It has not a single spoken word in it but will make you laugh all the way. The second one I like most is the short British film called "Sickie" about overworked and under-appreciated office worked who decides to take a sick day off until he realizes that VIP will not get all his servcies in order for that day unless he personally takes care of it. The music in "Sickie" is absolutely great. And the next one I really liked was animated movie abnout bird's migration. What is bird to do if he cannot fly to the warm climate? Totally cute one. The selection is very interesting and the thought process behind these short muvies in deep, not accidendal. Do not think that because these films are short that they were slapped on quickly without serious effort. To the contrary, these young directors have said a lot with only 5 minutes of time alloted to them. But the "Dance Lesson" is movie no one can forget - ever!!"