Hell yeah, 700th review! For this one I again wanted to do something special, so why not look at something that actually won an Oscar?
How much can you do in only 12 minutes? Tsumiki no Ie shows that even within such a short time-frame, you can tell a great story. Tsumiki no Ie is very imaginative, it’s very artistic and is really a must-watch for everyone looking for a bit of time to spend.
Within twelve minutes, the creators make optimal use of their time in order to show what kind of an old guy the central character is, and yet it never feels rushed: the pacing remains slow and natural, and the acting is incredibly subtle, yet full of life. I refuse to spoil what it’s exactly going to be about, but let me just say that the entire idea behind the setting of this very short movie is a unique one.
This is a very short review, because I believe that this is one of those movies of which you don’t need to say much, and trying to analyze it just takes away some of its meaning. Suffice to say that it’s wonderfully executed, blending video, audio and storytelling all into one to create a great experience.
|Storytelling:||8/10 – Very natural pacing. Very detailed.|
|Characters:||9/10 – Great characterization for only 12 minutes.|
|Production-Values:||9/10 – Excellent and dynamic animation; soothing soundtrack.|
|Setting:||8/10 – Simple, but unique and original.|