Thursday, March 1, 2018
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS MEXICO is one of the best collections ever at NYICFF
This collection, a mix of live action and animation is just amazing. I want these filmmmakers to be snapped up by Hollywood and turned loose on features. I absolutely demand that the animators be grabbed by Pixar and Disney and allowed to showcase their visions on the features industry because based on the work here they would change everything forever.
I don't dare really rate the films because they are all great and picking one over another is pointless since any "lesser" one is only lesser when compared to the cream of the crop.
I will say that the animated films delighted me slightly more than the live action, but that it is the way I roll and because, quite simply the creative vision of their directors push the boundaries of what animation can be.
An absolute must see collection- get your tickets now because there is only two screenings of it and it's a sin.
ELENA AND THE SHADOWS
Incredible stop motion animation about a young girl who sees the world differently after making a friend. WOW and WOW.
THE PINATA KING
A look at a family that makes Pinatas. This is really cool
Gorgeous film about the relationship between people and bees is a visual delight.
Mosquitos who love music try to make a band leader make music once more.
MATEO AND THE CINEMA
A kid who loves to draw makes a movie- at times glorious film about creation.
RAIN IN THE EYES
A girl tells the story of how she broke her arm- amazing animation sets the bar impossibly high when the director is turned loose on a feature.
LUCY VS THE LIMITS OF VOICE
Lucy wonders if the reason er grandfather stopped talking was he had used up all his alloted words.
A young boy makes a pinata- I can't say more- beyond charming- even for a grump like me,
FAR FROM HOME
A teenager tries to help a lost Japanese tourist. Absolutely lovely and touching.
CREATIVITY DOES NOT RECOGNIZE WALLS
Awesome short of two travelers who connect
This played the fest last year where I said: Absolutely charming film about a young girl and her friend, a hole. I loved this- its just so absolutely loopy