2022 Oscar-nominated short films are playing at Michigan theater. It’s divided into three categories – live-action, Animation, or Documentary.
This year’s Animation nominations consists of five animations:
- Robin Robin (Dan Ojari and Mikey Please / UK) – A holiday movie featuring Robin
- Boxballet(Anton Dyakov / Russia) – a love story of a boxer and a ballerina, not just romantic
- Affairs of the Art (Joanna Quinn and Les Mills / UK/Canada) – This is about a factory worker who aspires to be an artist. It has unique drawing styles that has soft but vivid lines, like a pencil or conte
- Bestia (Hugo Covarrubias and Teo Diaz / Chile) – This will be a scary one, inspired by a violent secret police agent of Chile’s military dictator
- The Windshield Wiper (Alberto Mielgo and Ledo Sanchez / USA/Spain) – According to the director, the central question of this one is “What is love?”
As can be guessed by the drawing style of each animation (please refer to the featured image if you want to check them out yourself), this combination seems to be different from the pleasant, heart-warming, and dreamy Disney fantasies. After all, this is an animated film rated R. Instead, they look a bit eerie and definitely unique; the LA Times described that they “plumb the heart – and the heart of darkness“.
Passport to the Arts offers free student entry until March 22. For more information, please visit the Arts at Michigan Website. (Passport to the Arts – Arts at Michigan (umich.edu))