La Huida – The Runaway
The colorful deconstruction of a moment in the life of a group of bizarre characters.
10 – 15 | 2011 | Black Comedy | City Life | Live-Action | Spain
Helvetica , pastel colors , a voice-over that directly addresses the viewers, eccentric characters and catchy music … at first glance the “Wes Anderson method” influence on Victor Carrey’s is rather obvious, but there is much more to this Spanish short. The Huida (“The Runaway”) is the brilliant , funny , hyper – colored deconstruction of a moment. Our protagonist runs all over the city, but we don’t see his face. Along his way he’ll meet a plethora of colorful characters, all invested in their daily activities. The little girl (a little Amelie in the making) whose imagination runs wild, wondering what could be hidden under a covered car, a car cover, shady characters about to do something that’s most likely illegal, bizarre patrons of a bar and jaywalkers. Our narrator gets lost in digressions about seemingly insignificant details, but the whole thing will make sense in the final epilogue. A great script, a smart direction and and extreme attention to detail have led this engaging and entertaining short ( chosen to open the 2014 edition of the festival in Clermont- Ferrand) to win many awards all over the international film festival circuit.
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