Shelly’s resonance night was the animation highlight of the summer so far. I havn’t been out too much it’s true but it WAS really good. She chose some beautiful films, alot of them I hadn’t seen before. The dotty Panique Au Village (http://www.paniqueauvillage.com/Public/index_after.html) by Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar was very popular, as was John Paul Harney’s film Brand Spanking, which is a piece of writing genius. Come on John-Paul, write something else.
Vladimir Leschiov’s new film Lost in Snow is wonderful, I think I prefer it to Insomnia. The white of the snow and the movement of the ice provide an opportunity for some lovely playful scenes, although it has a grave feeling to it, just like Insomnia. The Magic Gloves by Ben and John Harmer is a great story and cleverly made, I didn’t anticipate such a sick ending. I can imagine it as a series, though that little mouse with his goofy teeth would have to come back to life.
A nice man named Michael Garrad introduced the films and told some revolting jokes, it created a proper focus. Previously I had reservations about the Roxy as a screening venue, I think there was a hen party in on the Phil Mulloy night, but it was tremendous. I hope Shelly can do it again.