Short Film of the Day: Invention of Love

Why Watch? Because all you need is a mechanical horse to get the girl.

After a week’s hiatus, the shorts are back, and this is a strong one to lead off with. It’s a curious animation that delivers a story through darkened silhouettes and elaborate backgrounds. Featuring a soaring score, it focuses on a young man and woman finding each other in a world where dirigibles fill the air, but they aren’t perfect for each other.

The layered look lends itself both to the joyous moments and the sorrowful, and the music buoys every moment leading up to a severe ending.

What does it cost? Just 9 minutes of your time.

Check out Invention of Love for yourself:


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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