Tuesday, February 17, 2009

a metaphor worth exploring

On Sunday evening my wife and I went to the movies with friends, and we saw the collection of animated films nominated for this Sunday evening's Academy Awards. My favorite in the group is entitled La Maison en Petits Cubes. The context is a great flood, and the story is told through the experience of an older man who must build higher levels of his home to keep himself above water; when he drops he pipe, he begins the journey of diving into successively deeper levels to retrieve it, and this entails a visual remembrance of his life. I am not certain that this Japanese film will win the award, but it is my favorite. You can learn more about it here.


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