You’re going to want to carve out some quality time for Barcelona-based director and surrealist extraordinaire Pablo Maestres’ filmography. His latest for the Spanish avant-pop outfit Fur Voice hovers in an altogether enchanting hyperreality pulling retro inspiration from Alice in Wonderland and, more unexpectedly, Poltergeist. Our lady protagonist with Carol Anne-colored locks also has an indubitable case of pareidolia, but I guess we could all make out a pair of breasts in the sky if we tried. I guess remember that the next time life has you down.
I think you can watch the video for Howling’s “Stole the Night” two highly enjoyable ways. The first is how it’s likely intended to be grasped: the beautiful, rehabilitative struggle for an untamed, Nell-like woman that explores the paradigm of our natural vs. man-made world. And the second (read: cockamamie-cum-hilarious) way is to imagine she’s only reacting to and returning from a weekend-long camping trip with her husband. Dugan O’Neal alongside Ry X are at the helm as co-directors of a short film that is, in all seriousness, deftly shot and rather tender.
Wrapping the week’s finds is a glorious, animated offering from Marseille-based animator/director Titouan Bordeau in tandem with wunderkind producer Muta for his bubbly track “Praise.” Simplicity of both sight and sound abound as intrepid cartoon characters traverse alien terrain culminating in a pared-down plot from a literal point “A” to point “B”.