- Sep 1, 2020
- Reaction score
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.