Friday, February 5, 2010

Fantastic Short Film Friday - French Roast (animated)

As we all know, the nominations for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards were released this Tuesday. Some shocks, some snubs, but an all around good list, a better list of nominees than I've seen in recent memory. However, the relevant part of the list for this post are the short films nominations. Yes, that means it's time for another installment of Fantastic Short Film Friday. Since it's impossible to find the live-action shorts that have been nominated anywhere online, for the next 5 weeks (if I can find them), I'll be posting up each of the nominees for the animated shorts so everyone can judge for themselves what short deserves the win.

This week I want to showcase the French animated short French Roast directed by Fabrice O. Joubert's with original music score by Olivier Llibountry. If you want more information on the short you can check out the films website here.

Here's the synopsis of French Roast from the films website:

In a fancy Parisian Cafe of the sixties, an uptight businessman is about to pay the check when he finds out that he's lost his wallet. To save time he decides to order more coffee...

I gotta say, I really like this 8 minute short. It has a lot to say about human nature, is wonderfully animated and, hell, it's hilariously absurd in a very French way. So sit back and enjoy a little French Roast coffee.

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