TYMNHS: Askew (Toronto Reels 2019)

For this edition of Things You Might Not Have Seen, I highlight the animated short Askew. It is a featured animated short for Absolutely Canadian Toronto Reels 2019.

I liked the animation for its style and moody atmosphere. It is about a museum director who is obsessed with perfection. She obsesses over an askew painting. Her quest for perfection leads her to destroy the very art pieces she is responsible for.

There is a great message behind it all. She gets a new perspective on life: Sometimes through imperfection, we find a new way of seeing things.

There are cameos by many famous art pieces, such as the Scream by Edvard Munch and The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo. Keep an eye out for those šŸ˜‰

You can watch the animated short at the 30 minute mark here: https://gem.cbc.ca/media/absolutely-canadian/season-19/episode-4/38e815a-0114da5a7aa

There are three other great animated shorts in the link above: Wash day, First Steps and Family Affair. The link will be available through Jan 2021. Be sure to check it out.

I hope that you discovered something new today. Thank you for reading!

Published by Aisha Urooj

I live in Toronto, Ontario. I love living in my multicultural city. My hobbies include writing, reading, painting and photography. I adore classic books and hope to someday emulate the books that I love and cherish.

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