Theseus and the Minotaur

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. Check out Ariadne’s Thread for yourself:

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