Milkoffee | Short Film of the Day

Short Film of the Day May 27, 2020


By Edoardo Vanja Raffaele with 7.5

drama · Short Films · english

There is something to be said about the vividness of images that often embrace the walls of the human mind, but never allowed a spectator other than their own creator. However, when cinema, animation and visual space allow them a representation to be put forth for an audience, it perhaps becomes the most notable aspect of their journey. Milkoffee achieves and executes something similar, and presents the viewer with an expertly crafted animated short film.

Conceived as an adaptation of Max Aub’s Crìmenes Ejemplares short stories, the film follows an encounter between two strangers at a diner in the middle of nowhere. The scene is set for something unusual, potentially unpleasant, right from the start, as the skilled visuals begin to roll in one after the other. They never lose their pace or beauty, and eventually lead the narrative to offer a shocking culmination of events.

The story includes violence, eccentricities and the fragility of human life. It also includes a man's fixation with a stranger and his cup of coffee, and the disastrous consequences of it all. Amidst the colours, voiceover and the plot, it is undoubtedly the experimentation with the images, animation and the manner in which all of it is bound together that becomes the strongest, most notable aspect of the film.
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