The story is based on a traditional Oriental tale, and incorporates elements of mime, pure body language, Oriental gestures and British Sign Language through the medium of puppet animation. The performances of the puppet characters are delicate and understated and the production design has an elegant, theatrical simplicity. The centre stage revolves, and moving screens slide slowly across changing the location of the action and revealing / concealing the characters. The story is mainly told in flashback, until the closing sequences when we return to real time with the appearance of Samurai warrior: the final disturbing images are in stark contrast to the rest of the film.
Barry J C Purves
Flix Film Editing
Best Object Animation Ottawa; Young Jury Prize Bourg-En-Bresse; Grand prix Shanghai; 2nd Prize Ankara; Public Prize Brussels; William J. Silverman Award: Best Short Film Cleveland; Best Animated Film
5th Festival on Wheels
KUKLA CANLANDIRMACISI: BARRY J. C. PURVES