Fun Size Review: Here and the Great Elsewhere (2012)

Pinscreen animation is a time-consuming and difficult technique but the rewards are great, as this beautiful short film from Michèle Lemieux proves.

The film treats the viewer to painstakingly crafted and highly symbolic images accompanied by sound effects and music. This is the kind of purely visual storytelling that was considered peak artistry during the silent era and it’s wonderful to see it live on into modern times.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

This is not a story-based film, so there are no spoilers to share. Just see it.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Aunt Bill’s Brown Candy. As old-school as they come but the work is worth it.

Availability: The short has been released on DVD. It is also available for free and legal streaming on the NFB’s website and official YouTube channel. (The streaming options may be region locked.)

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