Friday, July 15, 2011
Fantastic Short Film Friday - Invention of Love (animated)
And we are back with another installment in our Fantastic Short Film Friday series, as we continue to showcase films released in the "lesser" known form of cinema- the short film.
This week we have for you a beautiful yet heartbreaking love story told in a world of nuts and bolts with wonderful animated shadowplay images dancing on the screen. Here is the 9-minute animated short Invention of Love from filmmaker, Andrey Shushkov. Like the best short films, this one has a simple premise with a simple narrative that belies its deeper meanings. It's all at once breathtakingly nostalgic as we watch a Steampunk world of turn of the century mechanical engineering, and painstakingly tragic.
This is the story of two young souls who fall in love in the backdrop of floating cities and countrysides, in a world of beautiful machinery and black soot covered flowers. They get married and realize that the worlds they know, the worlds they love, are just too different. But beyond the narrative, just watch the story, the world that Andrey Shushkov has created, a vision told in moving picturebox. The melodic classical music is also a great compliment to the story adding nuances and heart to the scenes.
Check this out if you're in the mood to watch both beauty and tragedy unfold right before your eyes. This is the kind of animation that could only happen in the short form and we're all the more lucky to be able to check it out for free. Enjoy this weeks dose of short form goodness in, Invention of Love.