Ouro – by Pierre-Jean Le Moël & Eva Jiahui Gao
A fairytale in action about vengeance, Ouroboros, and the power of women
Ouro is an animated short film directed by Pierre-Jean Le Moël and Eva Jiahui Gao, who are both in Masters Degree programs at ECV Animation Bordeaux, France. In 3044, The Delta City is under the influence of a chief called Burock. He overthrew the monarchy in order to establish his dictatorship. An innocent girl is taken hostage by a group of men devoted to the Great Serpent. The girl is killed, but the Ouroboros returns her to life by transferring his powers, so the girl can exercise her revenge.
Ouro is a short film punctuated just by the soundtrack, written and performed by Alexander Nart. The style of music videos influences the story, full of heavy metal suggestions à la Métal Hurlant, with sounds and atmospheres reminiscent of the ’80s. Sci-fi setting with mythological callbacks, the images reminds the angular drawings of Disney’s new classics Atlantis or Hercules.
In Ouro there aren’t good feelings, a desire for revenge predominates the story. We see women struggling for respect in a world dominated by men. Strong colors, murderers, red blood, death, splatter scenes that bring animation to supernatural evocations, the feeling of Genndy Tartakovsky, and Quentin Tarantino’s pulp style. Well done, this short demands a sequel.comments powered by Disqus