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Catarse

A striking animation that explores the troubled psyche of a sketch artist.
4/5

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‘Catarse’ is an experimental animation directed by Margarida Roxo Neves and Tiago Gomes that delves deep into the inner world of a sketch artist. This haunting and striking short film takes viewers on a journey through the protagonist’s psyche, as they grapple with mental fatigue, heartbreak, and depression.

The absence of dialogue throughout the film adds to its intensity, as emotions are conveyed solely through visuals alone. The central character’s release of built-up angst onto a blank page is depicted with dark artistry, effectively translating the depths of sorrow, pain, and misery. The animation seamlessly transitions from sketch-artistry to captivating motion, with each frame carefully crafted and blended.

The imagery in this micro-short is nothing short of startling, immersing the audience in a world that is both familiar and yet unsettling. The directors’ attention to detail is evident in the haunting visuals that leave a lasting impact. This film explores themes of isolation, emotional turmoil, and the power of art as a medium of expression.

What makes this animation truly remarkable is its ability to resonate with a wide audience. The feelings of mental fatigue and heartbreak are universal experiences, and the film beautifully captures the essence of these emotions. It is a testament to the filmmakers’ creativity and storytelling prowess that they are able to evoke such strong emotions in a mere few minutes.

‘Catarse’ is a must-watch for anyone interested in thought-provoking and visually stunning cinema. It is a testament to the power of animation as a medium and leaves a lasting impression on its viewers.

Catarse Short Animation

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Catarse

A striking animation that explores the troubled psyche of a sketch artist.
4/5

Review

‘Catarse’ is an experimental animation directed by Margarida Roxo Neves and Tiago Gomes that delves deep into the inner world of a sketch artist. This haunting and striking short film takes viewers on a journey through the protagonist’s psyche, as they grapple with mental fatigue, heartbreak, and depression.

The absence of dialogue throughout the film adds to its intensity, as emotions are conveyed solely through visuals alone. The central character’s release of built-up angst onto a blank page is depicted with dark artistry, effectively translating the depths of sorrow, pain, and misery. The animation seamlessly transitions from sketch-artistry to captivating motion, with each frame carefully crafted and blended.

The imagery in this micro-short is nothing short of startling, immersing the audience in a world that is both familiar and yet unsettling. The directors’ attention to detail is evident in the haunting visuals that leave a lasting impact. This film explores themes of isolation, emotional turmoil, and the power of art as a medium of expression.

What makes this animation truly remarkable is its ability to resonate with a wide audience. The feelings of mental fatigue and heartbreak are universal experiences, and the film beautifully captures the essence of these emotions. It is a testament to the filmmakers’ creativity and storytelling prowess that they are able to evoke such strong emotions in a mere few minutes.

‘Catarse’ is a must-watch for anyone interested in thought-provoking and visually stunning cinema. It is a testament to the power of animation as a medium and leaves a lasting impression on its viewers.

Catarse Short Animation

Spotlight

No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Specifications

Runtime: 2 min
Country:
Year:
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