Saturday, March 27, 2010

2010 CIFF: A Town Called Panic

The festival's late night showing tonight was a delgihtful, funny comedy from France, filmed with little figurines done entirely in stop-motion animation. The ludicrous story revolves around two friends, Cowboy and Indian, trying to plan the best birthday for the other friend horse. Their plans of course go horribly wrong and the trio find themselves in situation I can't even begin to explain. Though maybe in the same league as other stop-motion classics such as Wallace and Gromit, ATCP is filmed in the same vein with the same warm and charming sense of humor.