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Footnote

  Directed by: Pia Borg
Written by: Pia Borg
Genre: Short
Awards: AFI Awards: Best Short Animation 2004 (nominee)

This movie gets: 5.00 (1 rating)
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"Sepiabstraction" - a review by pearly

Footnote is an abstract animation reminiscent of the work of Yuri Norstein, but, dare I say it, without quite so much charm.

According to its synopsis, it's a "repetitive world where characters obey the symbol". I'm not sure that I would have gotten that much out of it without having read the synopsis; it seemed a lot more abstract than that, and I just assumed there was no real point.

There are two levels in what looks like a small box. On the ground floor, a pianist plays, and on the first floor, there are many items available for sewing. The animation appears to be the kind where multiple layers are used and certain sections moved to create the animation. As you can tell, I'm pretty good with my technical terms.

I didn't mind Footnote, though it was a bit repetitive, and I'm not sure whether or not this was meant to be a good thing (as per the synopsis), but I didn't necessarily see it as a positive. It all came to a bit of a head at the end, with a change in direction, but buggered if I know what it was all meant to mean.

pearly gives this movie 5 out of 10.
Review created on Thu 26 Aug 2004

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