Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Head Over Heels // Animated Short

Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin's Head Over Heals was nominated for Best Animated Short at the 85th Academy Awards (2013). It poignantly uses gravity to represent the emotional disconnect between a husband and wife who have grown old together. They've become so weary and accustomed to each other's mannerisms that it takes a literal grounding on new earth for them to see there's still a desire and a way back to the feelings they assumed were lost to youth. The choice to use music and movement in place of the spoken word gives the short a universal feel anyone can relate to.

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