The kind of beauty that the world needs more of.
This short was shown at the start of Wreck It Ralph
but, if I'd known, I would have paid full ticket price for this alone.
Magnificent, beautiful and heartfelt, it reminded me of both the works of Makoto Shinkai
and the first 8 or so minutes of Up
and if you've seen either of those you should have an idea of how good this must be. It's incredible how such a simple story -a guy meets a girl at the train station
, falls in Love At First Sight
, then goes to extreme lengths to meet her again, only eventually succeeding thanks to The Power Of Love
- can be told in such a short time with no dialogue and yet be so deep and so moving, as well as so funny and so beautiful simply to look
at. You can't even bring yourself to apply Fridge Logic
regarding George's actions (he's met this woman for about a minute and didn't even say a word to her) because it just feels
so right, like a modern-day fairy tale. I nearly cried.
Animated shorts before feature presentations are an old idea that has mostly died out these days, but this is the kind of work that justifies their existence. I can only hope we see more of its kind. Simply wonderful.