Wednesday, 28 April 2010


This unusual short, entitled The Occurrence, comes care of Polish animator Hieronim Neumann. Using stop-start animation, Neumann weaves a surreal, almost Kafkaesque narrative about a mysterious force which sets a whole town out of balance. Nicely shot in two-tone filters.

Long before The Mighty Boosh made it to the little screen, Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding featured in this enjoyable romp about a man and his imaginary girlfriend. The relationship gets intense with the introduction of a second girlfriend, but is complicated further when the three 'meet'.

After the mild controversy of Erykah Badu's Window Seat, few thought that another music video scandal was on the horizon. This is the video for M.I.A.'s new song Born Free, directed by Romain-Gavras, son of politically-minded auteur Costa-Gavras, and concerns a modern genocide attacking red-haired people. Though the subject matter may sound amusing to some, in execution it is shocking and highly effective. YouTube has already taken down the video once or twice due to its brutal content, and the likelihood is that this version will also soon disappear.

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