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STATUE, THE (PEYKAREH)

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STATUE, THE (PEYKAREH) is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 5-18
10 minutes
VIDEO
MOHSEN SALEHI FARD
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I enjoyed the claymation short film, The Statue, a lot! I like seeing how the clay ball resists the sculptor's efforts to make it into a statue and we see the struggle between the man and the clay.

The story follows a sculptor that tries to shape a lump of clay into a statue.

I really like the way we watch battle between the sculptor and the ball of clay. I love how the lump of clay is rather anthropomorphic, particularly when the sculptor reasons with it by showing it a photograph of a sculpture. It gets it and then allows itself to be molded. Brilliant! I love how the clay dances once it becomes the image of a person and the scene where it dances while in the kiln is particularly clever. Using claymation to make the film is so apropos to the story. The stop motion camera work is well executed. There are great close-ups that show us the emotions of the lump of clay. The backgrounds are perfect for the film as they depict a typical studio that a sculptor might work in. The location suit the story of a typical pottery. The background accordion music is delightful and sounds very "old world-ish." The primary character development is with the clay, which transforms from a lump of clay into a human sculpture. The sculptor also shows great progression from someone who cannot tame the clay to someone who does tame it. This is such a lovely short film. I can't wait to share it with young people.

The message is that even the most difficult obstacle can be tamed.

I give The Statue 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 18, plus adults. This is really a fun piece that children and adults will enjoy together.

I enjoyed the claymation short film, The Statue, a lot! I like seeing how the clay ball resists the sculptor's efforts to make it into a statue and we see the struggle between the man and the clay.

The story follows a sculptor that tries to shape a lump of clay into a statue.

I really like the way we watch battle between the sculptor and the ball of clay. I love how the lump of clay is rather anthropomorphic, particularly when the sculptor reasons with it by showing it a photograph of a sculpture. It gets it and then allows itself to be molded. Brilliant! I love how the clay dances once it becomes the image of a person and the scene where it dances while in the kiln is particularly clever. Using claymation to make the film is so apropos to the story. The stop motion camera work is well executed. There are great close-ups that show us the emotions of the lump of clay. The backgrounds are perfect for the film as they depict a typical studio that a sculptor might work in. The location suit the story of a typical pottery. The background accordion music is delightful and sounds very "old world-ish." The primary character development is with the clay, which transforms from a lump of clay into a human sculpture. The sculptor also shows great progression from someone who cannot tame the clay to someone who does tame it. This is such a lovely short film. I can't wait to share it with young people.

The message is that even the most difficult obstacle can be tamed.

I give The Statue 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 18, plus adults. This is really a fun piece that children and adults will enjoy together.

The sculptor struggles a lot every day to create a new sculpture. And the sculpture that loses its freedom when it takes shape.
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