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TIES

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TIES is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 13-18
8 minutes
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I love the line drawn animation in Ties. It really drives home the symbolism of the story, like a sweater unraveling.The storyline is about a young woman leaving home to go see the world, but a thread connects her to her family and family home. As the film progresses, the thread begins to unravel everything in her parent's lives - the furniture, the line drawn house itself. Finally, her parents track her down and disconnect the thread, unraveling her clothing in the process, leaving her naked in the world.

Oh gosh, I just love this film. The symbolism just shouts at you and you, as either a child of a parent or a parent with a child, can relate to it. The line animation is exceptionally well drawn. The sets and locations are cleverly worked out. The little grunts and groans, along with the background music enhance it without distracting. It's really a perfectly executed short animated film, although for older kids due to some partial nudity at the end, which some would have issue with.

I give Ties 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 13 to 18, plus adults. It would make a dandy addition to a KIDS FIRST! Film Festival. Reviewed by Julie S., KIDS FIRST! Juror

I love the line drawn animation in Ties. It really drives home the symbolism of the story, like a sweater unraveling.The storyline is about a young woman leaving home to go see the world, but a thread connects her to her family and family home. As the film progresses, the thread begins to unravel everything in her parent's lives - the furniture, the line drawn house itself. Finally, her parents track her down and disconnect the thread, unraveling her clothing in the process, leaving her naked in the world.

Oh gosh, I just love this film. The symbolism just shouts at you and you, as either a child of a parent or a parent with a child, can relate to it. The line animation is exceptionally well drawn. The sets and locations are cleverly worked out. The little grunts and groans, along with the background music enhance it without distracting. It's really a perfectly executed short animated film, although for older kids due to some partial nudity at the end, which some would have issue with.

I give Ties 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 13 to 18, plus adults. It would make a dandy addition to a KIDS FIRST! Film Festival. Reviewed by Julie S., KIDS FIRST! Juror

There is a strong connection between parents and their child. A young woman leaves the parental home to see the world. But the world of her parents is so tightly connected with her that by leaving, she puts it at risk. It turns out that this connection can be also destructive.
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