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Saturday, 16 June 2012

Sanni Lahtinen "Kuka kehtaa?" ("Who Dares?" 2010)

You may recognise the references to a children's fairy story though our pompous ruler remains in his robes.  Kuka kehtaa? ("Who Dares?)
has a young girl witness the arrival of her emperor, the massed crowds kissing his hand in salutation. All is going marvellously well for the fat fellow when a whistle emerges from the crowd. Who is the whistler and who can prick the conceit of this fool? Sanni Lahtinen graduated with a degree in animation from Turku University of Applied Sciences in 2011. She works a lot with puppets and I shall have a look at this aspect of her films some time soon. Today's film is hand drawn, the crowds, stylised people and colours all having a distinctive quality about them. So too the gentle humour, warm and engaging.

1 comment:

Kimberley said...

Wow this was very unusual... I wasn't expecting that, very nice animation with some thought behind it.