August 21, 2013

Lady With Long Hair

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Here’s something to capture your whimsical heart on this hump day.

The film [Lady with Long Hair] tells the story of an old woman who relives memories of her life contained within her hair. Bakos tackles the challenging concept using hand-drawn animation to create a sweet, memorable personality for her protagonist. The character is depicted as both frail with age and full of life and strength, which comes through especially when she bakes.

The film moves into expressionist territory with a visual analogy that ties together the flow of water with the woman’s long wavy hair. It builds to a particularly poignant ending that uses the hair to merge the character’s current reality with her memories. -via Amid Amidi

For more on the filmmaker, Barbara Bakos & the ideas that went into producing this gem, click here.

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