Dec 30, 2013
La Nuit De L'Ours (Night Of The Bear)
Co directed by Julien Regnard and Alexis Fradier for Annecy 2011, this recently re-discovered short was simply too good not to share. As a huntress stalks a dark forest in hunt for some prey to help her survive, she stumbles onto a formidable predator and unlikely friends lurking in the shadows.
The choice of going monochromatic offers a beautiful sense of mystery to this short, which employs a rather expressionist and wonderfully executed approach to it's backgrounds. The characters are rendered in a flat style, allowing them to pop out from the painterly backgrounds as well as facilitating some truly fluid animation. La Nuit de L'Ours is a success in it's wonderful subtlety