Short Film of the Day: Fight

Why Watch? Because art is an act of violence.

It’s difficult to tell what’s going on in this animated short at first, but it soon makes sense and hand-draws a metaphor for the creation process. The things we make end up making us.

The style is a rough splatter of conflicting lines that blend together to create a stunning example of anatomic drawing (beware animated male nudity), and the percussive nature of the spike against marble punctuates everything with a sense of urgency. It’s no wonder this short won the Palme d’Or back in 1977.

What does it cost? Just 2 minutes of your time.

Check out Fight for yourself:

FIGHT (1977)

Trust us. You have time for more short films.

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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