Opera – 2021 Oscar-nominated Animated Short Film

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This intriguing animated short has been selected as one of the five contenders for this year's Best Animated Short Film Oscar. The odds-on favourite concerns parents grieving for a child lost in a high-school shooting, so I doubt Opera will be making many waves. Its director is also offering all the standard socio-political soundbites in interviews. Nevertheless, while the theme of Opera – cyclical history – isn't necessarily hugely profound or insightful, the loop construction and design of the film, with its pyramidal "one-take" tiering from dregs to elite is undoubtedly striking and quite resonant.
 

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Wow, looks really cool and insightful. I see a lot of hints and easter eggs.
 

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Mind blown! You could take a whole day watching this over and over and still miss some of the details.
Thanks for sharing, I'm a big fan of short films and that's definitely the best I've seen.Interesting it's the "outside influence" That gets it all going again, nice reset!
Hey @Catalyst, I think we've found where your lost key is at. ?
 

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Mind blown! You could take a whole day watching this over and over and still miss some of the details.
Thanks for sharing, I'm a big fan of short films and that's definitely the best I've seen.Interesting it's the "outside influence" That gets it all going again, nice reset!
Hey @Catalyst, I think we've found where your lost key is at. ?

?, I thought about this too. Notice how all of them desperately fight each other, but fail to see the key, hanging right above them. Ironic.
 

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most of the "shootings" are just hollywood productions anyways. This is just another hollywood production to enforce their other hollywood productions.
 

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most of the "shootings" are just hollywood productions anyways. This is just another hollywood production to enforce their other hollywood productions.

This film isn't about shootings. That's another one shortlisted.
 

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Unfortunately I can't find another link either. I suspect it's been done because the short films are supposed be exclusive to ShortsTV at the moment. Hopefully it will resurface once the Oscars are done.
 
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