A Year in Shorts Day 334: "A Single Life"
As we ready ourselves to enter our last month in A Year in Shorts, I find myself looking back. And forward. And at this exact moment. Really just all sorts of different times, I’m looking at them right now. And it has nothing to do with any sense of nostalgia, and everything to do with today’s short, the 2014 Danish film A Single Life! (via Wikipedia) Directed by Marieke Blaauw, Joris Oprins and Job Roggeveen, A Single Life had a somewhat unusual road to the Oscars. According to this article I found, Job, Joris and Marieke (that's the name of the animation studio as well as the directors) intended it to be played in Dutch cinemas before various blockbuster releases. It wasn't until the film was completed that someone even suggested submitting it to the Oscars. Can you imagine something like that happening in America? The pre-cinema shorts we have here are terrible. I, for one, have no desire to see Regal's Dr. X-Plore celebrated the Oscars, and am grateful for the fact th