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THE FEET WITHOUT THE MOUTH

What to know: Love the nonsensical personification of the mouth and the silly humor of this film.
THE FEET WITHOUT THE MOUTH is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 5-15
4 minutes
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MATHIEU GAUVREAU
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THE FEET WITHOUT THE MOUTH is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
The silly humor in The Feet without the Mouth makes it very appealing! The exaggerated loss of his mouth makes it hilarious. I love the nonsensical personification of the mouth. What adds to the hilarity is that seeing him in his pajamas, even when he chases it outside.

The storyline follows a man starting his day, enjoying his coffee and reading his paper. He realizes that he is missing his mouth when his coffee spills as he tries to drink it. He then goes on an adventure trying to get his mouth back onto his face.

The camera work is well done, especially the close-ups of the coffee and the newspaper, which gets your curiosity up. The medium shots that focus on his phone and his mouth add to the effect. It is non-narrative, but his facial expressions well express the story. I like when he chases his mouth, trying to catch it. The comedy of those scenes is well executed. His wearing pajamas is an important aspect of the story, because he has to chase his mouth while dressed in the pajamas and it adds another humorous touch. he set of the kitchen through the introduction to the problem made the problem easy to identify and also added to the element of normalcy he was trying to enjoy. The background classical music (from the Nutcracker Suite) supports the film. It's very energetic and engages the viewer in the preposterous of the whole thing. The effect of the mouth almost having a mind of its own is also very effective. It is certainly not believable, but it is effective. The biggest drawback is in the way that you can easily see the flesh-colored tape over the man's mouth. It is certainly a low tech way of implementing his lack of a mouth, but even a young child would see that it's just taped over. Hugo Coelho plays the man character and his performance is spot on. He tends to overact the role, which is perfect. It reminds me of Buster Keaton or some of the classic silent film stars. They certainly overacted their roles in order to get across the humor. Hugo's face is very expressive and his physical movements fit the character to a tee. My favorite part of the film is when the music climaxes and we see his face when he realizes his mouth is missing. The message of this short film is to appreciate what you have and don't spend all your time trying to change things. Enjoy the things that you still have. This film is of value to all people that may have obstacles in life or are trying to overcome disabilities or setbacks as a reminder to remember what good there is in their life. I give The Feet Without the Mouth 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 15, plus adults. Reviewed by Melissa M., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror

The silly humor in The Feet without the Mouth makes it very appealing! The exaggerated loss of his mouth makes it hilarious. I love the nonsensical personification of the mouth. What adds to the hilarity is that seeing him in his pajamas, even when he chases it outside.

The storyline follows a man starting his day, enjoying his coffee and reading his paper. He realizes that he is missing his mouth when his coffee spills as he tries to drink it. He then goes on an adventure trying to get his mouth back onto his face.

The camera work is well done, especially the close-ups of the coffee and the newspaper, which gets your curiosity up. The medium shots that focus on his phone and his mouth add to the effect. It is non-narrative, but his facial expressions well express the story. I like when he chases his mouth, trying to catch it. The comedy of those scenes is well executed. His wearing pajamas is an important aspect of the story, because he has to chase his mouth while dressed in the pajamas and it adds another humorous touch. he set of the kitchen through the introduction to the problem made the problem easy to identify and also added to the element of normalcy he was trying to enjoy. The background classical music (from the Nutcracker Suite) supports the film. It's very energetic and engages the viewer in the preposterous of the whole thing. The effect of the mouth almost having a mind of its own is also very effective. It is certainly not believable, but it is effective. The biggest drawback is in the way that you can easily see the flesh-colored tape over the man's mouth. It is certainly a low tech way of implementing his lack of a mouth, but even a young child would see that it's just taped over. Hugo Coelho plays the man character and his performance is spot on. He tends to overact the role, which is perfect. It reminds me of Buster Keaton or some of the classic silent film stars. They certainly overacted their roles in order to get across the humor. Hugo's face is very expressive and his physical movements fit the character to a tee. My favorite part of the film is when the music climaxes and we see his face when he realizes his mouth is missing. The message of this short film is to appreciate what you have and don't spend all your time trying to change things. Enjoy the things that you still have. This film is of value to all people that may have obstacles in life or are trying to overcome disabilities or setbacks as a reminder to remember what good there is in their life. I give The Feet Without the Mouth 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 15, plus adults. Reviewed by Melissa M., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror

A man wakes up one morning and finds out something essential is missing.
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