The Separation
(2003). Robert Morgan. Gran Bretaña. 9 minutos
Robert Morgan continues down into cinematographic hell with his third short. After The Man in the Lower-left Hand Corner of the Photograph and The Cat with Hands, both screened previously at our Festival, the British animator remains faithful to his particular style in this story of love and loneliness starring separated Siamese twins. Needing no other characters, the movie portrays the terrifying, blood-curdling and extremely disturbing tale of the relationship between two beings who were born together and subsequently separated by medicine in an attempt to improve their lives. But a separation of this calibre can’t be made without taking toll of some kind. Elegant in its horror and tremendously carnal, Robert Morgan once again demonstrates with this work in which only the eyes talk, that he’s one of current European cinema’s most interesting animators.