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A short film only a few minutes long and put up on the creator's Youtube account. The artwork is splendidly drawn and detailed to the point where it is the main draw of the piece, the animation being smooth but limited. There is no implicit story that I can discern so some may come away disapointed if expecting otherwise. It has no voiceover or sound effects but a musical piece which I personally found forgettable and would've preferred something more eerie and fitting.
It took me several run-throughs to figure out what the hell I was looking at at any given moment. There was so much to look at that if I didn't focus, I'd end up missing the context of a scene. But that doens't mean I didn't like it. The art style and insane attention to detail reminds me of Daisuke Igarashi and "Children of the Sea". The vast amounts of color and depth and perception shots that somehow never felt alien. This short was beautiful. And I'd watch it forever if I could.
Magnificent abstract animated piece of short film which demonstrates varying novel techniques of artistic rendering, medium of illustration and texture, and animation. The narrative is abstract, but extremely effective in what it sets out to do. The entire work is moving and inspiring, shifting seamlessly from natural fluidity of motion to eerie stillness, extreme detail and coloration to dismally evocative desaturation. The entire work moves the audience emotionally through its symbolic visuals with a pacing that showcases the magnificence of the art itself. Since the passing of Satoshi Kon, I've been desperate for anything that could match his talent and nuanced visual storytelling expertise. Puparia proves that there will always be individuals who move outside the constraints of society to produce art that is beautiful and moving. Spoiler (?) : [My interpretation of the narrative is that of visually juxtaposing oppressive structuring of society versus freedom that is imaginative, colorful, and strange.]
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