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LOGLINE:A young boy uses his vivid imagination to escape the realities of family life
DIRECTED BY: Faisal LutchmedialShort Film | Canada | 2011 | 8 mins | English |
Ten-year-old Rishi both idolizes and fears his imposing father, who tells him stories about the crystal clear waters of his homeland of Trinidad & Tobago. In spite of his best intentions, Rishi’s father’s explosive temper keeps his son at a distance. A quiet child, Rishi soaks in every word, and dives into his vivid fantasies of beautiful tropical fish deep in the ocean. But even there the frightening Mr. Crab with deadly sharp claws awaits him. Told as a dream itself in a style reminiscent of Michel Gondry, director Faisal Lutchmedial combines rich cinematography with flowing underwater puppetry, and out of this world stop-motion by award winning animator Eva Cvijanovic (winner of the 2008 Air Canada enRoute Achievement in Animation Award). Original English Version, with French, German, Japanese, or Spanish subtitles.