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The World According to Shorts
The World According to Shorts
Directors: Hugo Maza, Daniel Askill, Hans Petter Moland, Adam Guzinski, Jane Malaquias
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Animation
UR     2008     1hr 35min

Culled from the best award-winning short films to screen internationally in recent years, The World According to Shorts combines six films that span genre and mood but share world-class quality. Brought to North American f...  more »

     
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Directors: Hugo Maza, Daniel Askill, Hans Petter Moland, Adam Guzinski, Jane Malaquias
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Animation
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Animation, Drama, Animation
Studio: New Yorker Video
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color
DVD Release Date: 04/08/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Spanish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, English
Subtitles: English

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Beautiful world perspectives
Sarah L. Hicks | Albuquerque, NM | 02/10/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A collection of comical, bizarre, and heart wrenching shorts. The skill of the artists involved is phenomenal. You will think about the content of these emotional clips long after you've watched them."
Provocative, dark & disturbingly funny.........
Luna Scout | 01/13/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Overall, I really liked this selection of shorts and found it to be an engaging, provocative mix - and there were cowboys, randy cowboys! La Perra was hilarious and absurd; Antichrist a grueling, dark picture of war; Old Woman's Step (along w/ LP one of my favorites)I found to be quite touching in it's richness, beauty, sadness and simplicity. I didn't particularly get(or really dig)We Decided Not to Die, but other viewing friends/critics were really into it."
Unique selection!
Isabel Reeves | Berlin | 10/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The first short "La Perra" is a funny, quirky film
with an absurdist tendency, great cast, and
recommended for all who are looking for less obvious
methods to spice up their love life.

The black & white animation "Ring of Fire" about two
wild west buddies in a pretty lively lanscape (e.g.
female body parts performing french can-can) gives
wavy, flowing hair a whole new meaning! Besides music
and dance, liquor, camp fire and shoot-outs, there's
an impressive lady in black - and look for her
mechanical piano player!Great soundtrack & -design.

The norwegian film (United We Stand) shows us what
"all for one" entails. Brilliant how beautiful
landscape shots, songs of solidarity, very black
humor, and a touching illustration of aforementioned
proverb all work together to create a memorable (only
seemingly simple) film.

The australian film "We Have Decided Not to Die" shows
us three episodes or 'rituals'. Absolutely stunning in
both content and style, mysterious, very beautifully
shot and edited (intriguing use of effects), stylized
(great colors, use of symmetry, perfect
cinematography.) All three rituals involve artful
convulsions, and take place in environments devoid of
other humans. "Birth" takes place, very aesthetically,
in a pool, underwater. In "Between" we are shown
something like 'man against machine'. And in "Rebirth"
we follow a young man into an office tower, up the
elevator, and choosing a daredevil way out again.
Truly fascinating film.

The other shorts share the ability to touch, and stir
associations one can't necessarily pin down, which is
part of the appeal. Great experience."