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Land of the Heads
2009, regia di Claude Barras, Cédric Louis
Scheda: Nazione: Svizzera - Produzione: Office national du film du Canada, Hélium Films, con la partecipazione di Télévision Suisse-Romande, Fondation Vaudoise Pour le Cinéma - Distribuzione: Office national du film du Canada, Image Entertainment, Mongrel Media - Soggetto: Julien Sulser, Claude Barras - Fotografia: David Toutevoix - Montaggio: David Monti - Animator: Dale Hayward - Musiche: Denis L. Chartrand, Pierre Yves Drapeau, Normand Roger - Formato: Color, animazione, corto - Durata: 6'.
Trama e commenti: giffonifilmfestival.it - lascreeningroom.net: «Questo corto d’animazione racconta la storia di un’insolita coppia di coniugi: un marito vampiro e una moglie con una passione per le teste dei bambini. Il pover’uomo è così costretto ogni notte ad andare in cerca di giovani crani capaci di soddisfare le aspettative della donna finché un giorno…».
Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - allrovi.com - twitchfilm.com - onf-nfb.gc.ca - nfb.ca - fandango.com - taliesinttlg.blogspot.it: «This is a short animation and it is rather cute, though with its sung introduction I must admit that the Nightmare Before Christmas did spring to mind. The musical narrator of our little tale is the moon, glowing above the couple who lived in the tower by the sea. Their island is shaped like a skull – quite fittingly. On the island lived the vampire Emile and his wife. His wife despises wrinkles and so cut of her own head and now seeks a new head to rest upon her neck. With this in mind she raps upon Emile’s coffin, disturbing him from his Concertina playing. She hands him a knife and he has to cross over to the nearby island and the walled town there on. He cuts off the head of an unwilling donor, takes it back and hands it to his wife, but it is an ill fit. As the animation progresses she hands him bigger and bigger weapons with which to do the deed; an axe and then a chainsaw. With these he brings back more and more heads, but will he find one that fits and will the crow stop pecking the dome of his head? This was, as I said, rather cute. Bookended with verses by the moon the rest of the film is without narration, not that you need it. A nice, if macabre, way to spend 6 minutes, though the actual vampiric element is little more than coffin sleeping and fangs».