Thursday, December 13, 2012

'Consuming Spirits'

A.O. Scott's write up about Chris Sullivan's animated feature 'Consuming Spirits' caught my eye. A clip:

  • I would be inclined to welcome it as an eccentric protest against digital tyranny, but “Consuming Spirits” is so much more than that. The product of 15 years of labor — undertaken by Mr. Sullivan in collaboration with his friends and members of his family, using paper, ink and a 16-millimeter camera — it is a work of obsessive artisanal discipline and unfettered artistic vision. You have never seen anything like it.


  • Mysteries proliferate. Whose bones are those in the woods, shrouded in the skin of a deer? Who is locked up in the convent that conveniently and ghoulishly doubles as an insane asylum? And how do actions arising from family love or neighborly charity cause so much damage and grief?  

I have to agree. It certainly isn't like anything I've seen and would seem to be required viewing for movie buffs. Here's a trailer.


No comments:

Blog Archive