Movie Review: SPARROW DUET (2016)

  MOVIE POSTERSPARROW DUET, 4min, USA, Animation/Experimental
Directed by Steve Socki

Animated abstract shapes and gestures dance together playfully with bird-like motion. The original music score was composed and performed by Gary Chang .

Seen at the August 2016 SCI-FI/FANTASY FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto.

Movie Review by Kierston Drier

This disarmingly simple and yet stunningly beautiful avantgarde
film comes to us from the USA by director Steve Stock. It tells no clear story, has no clear characters, makes no clear message and yet its’ composition is so well put together, and it’s facets so richly tuned that it cannot help but engage and delight its’ viewers.

Set against a black void, whimsical bright geometric colors move, flow, and intertwine themselves in an unearthly dance to music. The concept seems very simple but is also incredibly hard to execute well.

Sparrow Duet however, creates something wonderful in its’ style, as its’ lack of form creates endless abilities for interpretation. Instead of the director pressing their story onto the viewer, the viewer projects their version of the story onto what they are experiencing. The result? A film of cinematic pleasure that can be exactly what you want it to be. Are these colors the personification of humans? Of emotions? Of animals? Of life itself?

The viewer gets’ to choose.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video of the short film:

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