May 12, 2007 12:58 AM   Subscribe

Puleng is a lovely and evocative animated short film (about 3 minutes) with a refreshingly simple yet sophisticated visual style. A poignant little portrait of life ended and life renewed.
posted by flapjax at midnite (11 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Other interesting animated shorts from Lumen Eclipse: Banana Ghost and Doll Face.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:01 AM on May 12, 2007

How bittersweet. Thanks.
posted by DenOfSizer at 3:15 AM on May 12, 2007

posted by sotonohito at 3:32 AM on May 12, 2007

Very reminiscent of "The Man Who Planted Trees."
posted by CaptMcalister at 4:10 AM on May 12, 2007

Beautifully animated.

(nitpick alert:)

But as someone whose great-grandmother got her water from a hand pump, I happen to know you have to prime a pump if you expect to get any water out of it. (/nitpick)
posted by konolia at 7:51 AM on May 12, 2007

nitpick countermove: You don't need to prime positive displacement pumps

Beautiful animation. Taylor does a fantastic job conveying the characters resignation- an emotion that's not easy to convey. I'm a sucker for the music at the end too.
posted by Popular Ethics at 9:53 AM on May 12, 2007

beautiful--thank you.
posted by amberglow at 10:43 AM on May 12, 2007

Very nice, and I loved the music too. (The song at the end is "N'Binheto" by Mabulu; this review says "On 'N'Binheto/Misfortune,' António Lodingue Matusse sings a poignant tale of two brothers who help each other leave their country only to be separated by mistrust in their new home.")
posted by languagehat at 10:44 AM on May 12, 2007

Hey, languagehat, thanks for the Mabulu link: checking out the audio samples now, nice stuff!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:04 PM on May 12, 2007

Lovely animation--thanks. I liked the other two recommendations also (Banana Ghost and Doll Face). I'll have to browse around on the Lumen site some more.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 5:28 PM on May 12, 2007

Enjoyed Doll Face, thank you.
posted by philomathoholic at 1:08 AM on May 13, 2007

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