Tuesday, October 2, 2007
OIAF '07: 10 Reasons #4-Michael Dudok Du Wit
Here's "The Monk and The Fish", from perennial fest fave Michael Dudok Du Wit. You really need to see this on the big screen or a good LCD tv to appreciate the great color in this one...sorry for the semi-good YouTube imagery, but it seems like one of the only ways to watch his stuff, for he's not on any compilations that I know of...I'll do more digging. Meanwhile, check out that calligraphic line work and dead-on musical timing. Someone once described this as 'an allegory of acceptance'...personally, I just like the goofiness of a peaceful monk transposed into a Wile E. Coyote-style conflict with a fish he just can't catch. Either way, it's great stuff, and Helene's fourth fave film...if I'm to take the list on the OIAF site in order, of course. More later!