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LILY

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LILY is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 5-12
3 minutes
VIDEO
TERI TZANEROS
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What an adorable short animated film Lily is. I love how the happy kid is able to spread her joy to the unhappy kid.

The film follows two young children in a forest. One is always happy, the other, not so much.

The animation is beautiful, almost painterly, with subtle colors until the brilliant blue butterfly appears. I love the non-narrative storyline, which leaves much to the imagination. The two characters are sweet; one is giggly happy all the time, the other is quite sullen, until the end when a slight miracle occurs. The background music is very unobtrusive to the point you hardly notice it, but in a good way. The appearance of a frog, and then a butterfly bring the impact of nature upon us as humans into the picture in a positive way. My favorite part is when the unhappy kid giggles at the end after her world explodes in beauty.

The message of this film seems to be that in nature, we find our happiness, even when we resist it most.

I give Lily 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 through 12, plus adults. By Julie S., KIDS FIRST!

What an adorable short animated film Lily is. I love how the happy kid is able to spread her joy to the unhappy kid.

The film follows two young children in a forest. One is always happy, the other, not so much.

The animation is beautiful, almost painterly, with subtle colors until the brilliant blue butterfly appears. I love the non-narrative storyline, which leaves much to the imagination. The two characters are sweet; one is giggly happy all the time, the other is quite sullen, until the end when a slight miracle occurs. The background music is very unobtrusive to the point you hardly notice it, but in a good way. The appearance of a frog, and then a butterfly bring the impact of nature upon us as humans into the picture in a positive way. My favorite part is when the unhappy kid giggles at the end after her world explodes in beauty.

The message of this film seems to be that in nature, we find our happiness, even when we resist it most.

I give Lily 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 through 12, plus adults. By Julie S., KIDS FIRST!

Two independent individuals who live in the forest, find each other unexpectedly, forming a connection.
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