6 October 2012

Old Umbrella

This is a simple story very beautifully told and it is the work of Keisuke Ito as part of his graduation thesis from the Digital Hollywood School.  It tells the story (in wonderfully colorful CGI) of a time of robots – and a time of rain.

You are left to imagine just when this story is set but if it is in a future without us then it is one we would at least recognize.  There are still divisions between the rich and the poor and a small act of kindness can be remembered forever.

So, sit back and enjoy. I know I usually feature animations with lots of bells and whistles, explosions and action but this is very, very different to those.  It is also one of the lovelier shorts I have come across recently.