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Short animated movie: French Roast

PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:47 pm
by Sabina
[flash=575,270]http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/jbFhATUfuow&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1[/flash]

[size=85]"French Roast", written and directed by Fabrice O. Joubert[/size]

Good story, excellent realization... "French Roast" already received many awards and is now also up for an Oscar in a couple of days. Enjoy!

[url=http://www.deepspirits.com/life-changing-arts/movies/animated-short-movies.php]More short animated movies[/url]

Re: Short animated movie: French Roast

PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:45 pm
by mirjana
Beautiful story Sabina. And so much true.
The whole idea about short movies is excellent. These movies are like Zen or Sufi stories, not many words, but the message is there.
Thank you!!
It wouldn't be bad, I think, to use these stories as an illustration for the topic as the messages of such movies are exactly that what people need to communicate.
I am very curious what will be our personal suggestions for the title of the new opened topic inspired with this move.
Mine:
Assumptions...

Mirjana

Re: Short animated movie: French Roast

PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:23 pm
by HGolightly
Classic Short Film (Father and Daughter Oscar Short Animated Film 2000)


[flash=480,385]http://www.youtube.com/v/yjlkl_8TBoY&hl=en_US&fs=1[/flash]

One of my favorites .... Sabina, loved yours too! <3

Re: Short animated movie: French Roast

PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:37 pm
by Sabina
Holly,
This one about the father and daughter is so very sad... and the thing is that I think a lot of people romanticize the daughter's love, but to me it seems more like a wasted life, in a way.
I know they don't show her entire life, only how consistent and consequent she was in her search for the father. To me that also means that she was consistently sad, additionally to loving or missing him her entire life.

A younger version of me would have loved the story more than this current me.
The old me would have identified with her, if nothing else than for the depth and consistency of emotion.
Sadness, disappointment etc. can come up, and in a way I should be able to deal with it in a better way, because I have more experience with it all. Instead it seems it actually touches me more than ever, so as a result some of those feelings deplete me... So, the current me transforms sadness into creativity, or sadness into anger and into an explosion of creativity.
=0/

Sabina

Re: Short animated movie: French Roast

PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:39 pm
by mirjana
Oh, Holy, I am so much caught within my emotions after watching this. It is so simple and so powerfully beautiful. Thank you.

Re: Short animated movie: French Roast

PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:04 pm
by HGolightly
Sabina, I understand and appreciate your sentiment. I love how this animation visually captures the essence of a relationship between father and daughter. For me, it's like the eternal bond or feeling associated with the unconditional love, security, anticipation, hope, determination, forgiveness, sadness, and more. It's a commitment to an ideal or belief that no matter what, she never gave up. In all it's perceived sadness, there lies a beauty in this type of romanticism. It particularly resonates with me today more in terms of love and light - "forgiveness". This is just a great animation that can evoke such emotion based purely on visual/music alone - it actually inspires me! =0@

Re: Short animated movie: French Roast

PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:36 pm
by mirjana
For me, as simple as it seems, the story has many layers and one of the most powerful is that one who has love cannot be influenced by anything in keeping this as an essential part of self.
In that sense this is not story only about father and daughter, but can be a story about any other relationship in which one is and stay love, no matter what the life brings.
When knowing our discussion in the Paths to Love topic: paths-to-love-t274.html, then this short movie is a very good illustration for many definitions said there.

Re: Short animated movie: French Roast

PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:24 pm
by HGolightly
Mirjana, loved your remarks ...

"The story has many layers and one of the most powerful is that one who has love cannot be influenced by anything in keeping this as an essential part of self."

"In that sense this is not story only about father and daughter, but can be a story about any other relationship in which one is and stay love, no matter what the life brings."

<3