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About the Movie
Calgary, 1909. An Englishman moves to the Canadian frontier, but is singularly unsuited to it. His letters home are much sunnier than the reality. Intertitles compare his fate to that of a comet.
Great Short Film
The descripiton of the film is pretty much on target. Although the fate of the Englishman is ultimately sad, this story has a kind of charm and it's beautifully hand painted. I have watched this at least a dozen times. It's my pick for the Oscars this Sunday.. if your a fan of intelligent and elegant short animated films don't miss this.
The animation and dialogue carry you through what seems to be a simple story. But nothing is ever simple.