I Lost My Body: SATM

Welcome back to the fifth addition of the series ‘Something About The Movie’ Today, we have an animated film to talk about. Correction, I’ll be talking about the best animated film I’ve watched so far. But, not about how the movie is made, what makes it good or bad. Instead, this is the approach to SATM – I am not someone who reviews movies.

It’s french, it is surreal and it’s beautiful.

Read other episodes on SATM here.

Based on different timelines, this is probably the most bravely choreographed film I’ve watched this year. It makes me want to consider ‘animation’ as a mainstream production from now on because before this I saw them as just (not as film) animation. A whole different world, but only it’s not.

It’s imaginative on an obvious level, but sticks to the story like it’s not so surreal. Hell, I’m thinking of making my first film animated. And, there’s a crucial reasoning to this thought built over time, watching cartoons. Making a film in the conventional way is definitely the best way to come closer to the ‘realistic’ target. Perhaps this is why it is a convention to shoot films on a camera. But, it is also in a way ruining the facts similar to destroying a kid’s belief in something which is evidently not true. Like Santa Claus. You are not telling the kid about the existence. But, forcing that kid to skip the process of thought into the belief stage.

To be precise, it is to tell or convey your perception about, say God, in a manner which forces the viewer to discard their opinions about it if they love films. I don’t think I’ll be able to let myself do that to someone. Even worse, it might just create a perspective based on that singular thought process which puts up the pseudo-inclusive sense to your movies.

I’ve successfully spoiled nothing about the film. You’re welcome. There’s a subtle talk about fate in ‘I Lost My Body’ and I’ll let you decide for yourself. But, can you?


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