BOTTOMLESS, 2min, USA, Animation/Biography
Directed by Veronique Vanblaere
A Belgian woman seeks citizenship in the United States, and finds that her experiences are bottomless.
Seen at the August 2016 SCI-FI/FANTASY FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto.
Movie Review by Kierston Drier
This comical inversion on the classic fish out of water story is brought to us by Veronique Vanderlaere of the USA. An unapologetic and endearing story of immigration and assimilation, this piece will appeal to anyone who has ever felt the “otherness” of living what they know and becoming engulfed in someplace new.
Bottomless is refreshing! The artistic tastes are unique, the story is charming and most engaging perhaps is that the central story revolves around a tiny detail the nature of North American drinking glasses. It is not always the obvious change in scenery that gives a traveler culture shock it is the small things that remind us how far from home we are.
But our Heroine embraces her new home, and not only accepts the changes but loves them. A delightful story with some upbeat humor that will make you smile and long for an extra large soft drink.
Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video of the short film: