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Head Over Heels

Director: Timothy Reckart (2012, English, 11 mins)

Reviews: RottenTomatoes (N/A), IMDB (7.4), Wikipedia.

Watch online: YouTube.

Similar movies: anime, short, silent.

Summary: I really liked this one! Very creative, with a beautiful storyline. An old, grumpy couple; they don't get along with each other; but they have mutual love and affection. What happens? :)

 

The Longest Daycare

Director: David Silverman (2012, English, 5 mins)

Reviews: RottenTomatoes (N/A), IMDB (7.2), Wikipedia, Amazon.

Watch online: YouTube.

Similar movies: anime, short, silent.

Summary: Starring Maggie Simpson. Sharp criticism of Ayn Rand. Emphasizes emotional IQ over regular IQ, empathy over I.

 

La Luna (The Moon)

Director: Enrico Casarosa (2011, English, 7 mins)

Reviews: RottenTomatoes (85%), IMDB (8.0), Wikipedia, Amazon.

Watch online: YouTube.

Similar movies: anime, short, silent.

Summary: Summary: The grandfather-father-son are responsible for carrying on a tradition unique to their family. Within that framework, is there room for creativity? Yes. And it's best developed in young age, before cultural programming sets in. The boy takes a risk and succeeds in finding a new way of doing what the family has done traditionally. This does not demean the father and the grandfather. They are accepting and they all love each other.

 

Up (Marriage Sequence)

Director: Pete Docter & Bob Peterson (2009, English, 4 mins)

Reviews: RottenTomatoes (98%), IMDB (8.3), Wikipedia.

Similar movies: anime, short, silent.

Summary: A cute n warm sequence showing marriage.

Watch till 4:29 in this clip: here.

 

Pendulum (Furiko)

Director: Takefumi Kurashina (2012, Japanese, 3 mins)

Watch online: YouTube.

Similar movies: anime, short, silent.

Summary: An intense short movie showing a turbulent marriage. The wife is always smiling. The man gets angry time and again.

 

Monsoon (Mazhakkaalam)

Director: Vinnie Ann Bose (2017, Malayalam, 1 mins)

Similar movies: death, old age, short.

Summary: A sweet, 1-minute short film! Watch here.

 

The House of Small Cubes (Tsumiki No Ie)

Director: Kunio Katô (2008, Japanese, 12 mins)

Reviews: RottenTomatoes (51%), IMDB (8.2), Wikipedia.

Watch online: YouTube.

Similar movies: anime, short, silent.

Summary: The movie won the Oscar for Best Animation Film in 2012.

An old man lives on the top floor of a tall building that is mostly submerged in water. As the water level rises, he builds another level to stay above water. One day, his favorite pipe falls into the water. He goes scuba diving to search for the pipe. Each room in the building reminds him of fond memories associated with that room.

 

The Piano

Director: Aidan Gibbons (2007, English, 2 mins)

Watch online: YouTube.

Similar movies: anime, short, silent.

Summary: Set to excellent music by Yann Tiersen.

 

The Scarecrow

Director: Chipotle (2013, English, 3 mins)

Watch online: YouTube.

Similar movies: anime, short, silent.

Summary: This ad by Chipotle struck a chord with me.

 

Blik

Director: Bastiaan Schravendeel (2010, English, 8 mins)

Watch online: YouTube.

Similar movies: anime, short, silent.

Summary: Polder Animation - Blik.

 

2 Nov 2013
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