This short film is three things.
and I don’t really need another reason to like it.
I first saw this short film during a showing of a bunch of award winning short films at Midtown Arts Cinema in Atlanta (an awesome movie theater). I don’t think it was even nominated for the Academy Award that year, but I just love it.
I’m really partial to animated shorts. They can be everything that a live action film is, but more so. The concept of this film wouldn’t work well in live action form, plus in animated form you get to see Henri with big ol’ head looking all endearing.
Skhizein posits the possibility that even if fate, not free will, is the over arching force driving our lives forward, maybe our fates don’t always line up exactly with the fates of the rest of the world.