Saturday, October 11, 2014
"Lila" is a short wordless film that follows a young woman with her magical sketchbook. (Link to video).
Fantasy meets reality when she holds up her sketches next to her subjects. The drawings animate and seem to enter the subjects' worlds.
The film's magic realism, and the idea of a woman mending the lives of others, make it a cousin to a film like Amélie. The videography makes artistic use of warm colors and shallow focus. The filmmaker is Carlos Lascano, a multi-talented artist who is equally at home in comics, animation, photography, and illustration.
If you want to see more by Mr. Lascano, check out the previous films in the trilogy, "A Short Love Story in Stop Motion" and "A Shadow of Blue."
Thanks, Nenko Genov.