Friday, July 6, 2012

Fantastic Short Film Friday - La Queue de la Souris (A Mouse’s Tale)

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.

It's time for another amazing short film for all you short film lovers out there. Like every kid I grew up reading Aesop's Fables, and this tale is one of Aesop's most classic and enduring fables, but with a twist. I love the old style of animation used in the short which almost feels like paper cut animation, and the tone of the piece, the pacing is just fantastic. Here is the 4-minute French fable La Queue de la Souris (A Mouse's Tale) from filmmaker Benjamin Renner.

Here's the synopsis:

An underdog story about a mouse who comes across a lion and tries to keep him happy long enough to come up with a plan to survive.

This ones a short short so there really isn't more that needs to be said. It's just a magical daily dose of hope and courage. Honestly if it was me, I'd probably have already been eaten. I just love underdog stories.

Check this out if you want to see a beautifully animated fable. Check this out if you like to watch stories about the little guy rising up and overcoming adversary (cliched I know but wonderfully done). Enjoy this weeks dose of short film goodness with La Queue de La Souris (A Mouse's Tale).

No comments: