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HOME OF MY MEMORIES

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HOME OF MY MEMORIES is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 7-18
6 minutes
VIDEO
JAVIER MENDEZ LAFON
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House of My Memories tackles an upsetting universal experience and does so in an appealing way with beautiful, expressive animation. This exquisite film really honors the people we have lost but who still live within our hearts. It is a perfect intergenerational film for KIDS FIRST! Film Festivals.

The story is about a boy who finds his passion by working with his late grandfather.

The story is emotional and easy to understand, despite the lack of dialogue. The cinematography is very unique, especially in the scenes where the boy and his grandfather are working together. There is a very genuine connection between the boy and his grandfather. I like how the film showcases their progress. The main location, the grandfather's workshop is well rendered and nostalgic in a way. The characters are beautifully illustrated with great facial expressions and body movement. The boy appears as so na�ve and inquisitive as he works side by side with his grandfather, learning how to make things in the workshop. I like the scene showing them in multiple phases of their work together. The background music is light and noninvasive, just as pleasant as the visuals. All the animation is super detailed and serene. The colors especially pop. I particularly enjoyed the ending. It brought a smile to my face. I imagine this film would look even better on a bigger screen.

Although death is upsetting, the memories people leave behind are invaluable.

I give House of My Memories 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 7 to 18, plus adults. This is a very sweet film about a tough subject that we'll all experience. Losing a grandparent, or a relative that we are close with, can be a very emotional situation, but the memories of being with them lingers and brings us comfort, as we see in this film.

Reviewed by Calista B., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

House of My Memories tackles an upsetting universal experience and does so in an appealing way with beautiful, expressive animation. This exquisite film really honors the people we have lost but who still live within our hearts. It is a perfect intergenerational film for KIDS FIRST! Film Festivals.

The story is about a boy who finds his passion by working with his late grandfather.

The story is emotional and easy to understand, despite the lack of dialogue. The cinematography is very unique, especially in the scenes where the boy and his grandfather are working together. There is a very genuine connection between the boy and his grandfather. I like how the film showcases their progress. The main location, the grandfather's workshop is well rendered and nostalgic in a way. The characters are beautifully illustrated with great facial expressions and body movement. The boy appears as so na�ve and inquisitive as he works side by side with his grandfather, learning how to make things in the workshop. I like the scene showing them in multiple phases of their work together. The background music is light and noninvasive, just as pleasant as the visuals. All the animation is super detailed and serene. The colors especially pop. I particularly enjoyed the ending. It brought a smile to my face. I imagine this film would look even better on a bigger screen.

Although death is upsetting, the memories people leave behind are invaluable.

I give House of My Memories 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 7 to 18, plus adults. This is a very sweet film about a tough subject that we'll all experience. Losing a grandparent, or a relative that we are close with, can be a very emotional situation, but the memories of being with them lingers and brings us comfort, as we see in this film.

Reviewed by Calista B., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

This 7 years in the making short film will bring back all the memories of those who teaches us something invaluable. "A kid find his passion through the experience of his grandfather, all of those teachings come alive in a truly wonderful way."
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