Why Watch? Because animation can transcend language and time.
This retelling of the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur comes out of nowhere. The animation has a Persepolis style to it that seems to blend the simplicity of modern art with the literally classic look of Greek drawings. As a result, there’s a lot of suggestion going on which works in its favor. In a sense, it’s the stylistic opposite of 300.
The story is told purely with visuals – not an easy task – but what’s truly engaging is that these unembellished lines still manage to create tension, surprise and emotion. They weave together to create something beautifully restrained (even if there’s a lot of minotaur ass in it).
What does it cost? Just 9 minutes of your time.
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