The film is a parable of an artist who looks back to his achievements to find himself entangled with art itself.
The concept is formatted within two different layers. The use of names like Apollo and Daphne seems significant when Apollo willingly submits himself or a part of his attributes to the lawrel tree named Daphne. While the artist has infused his passion into work his wife kept nurturing his polynomial achievements. Two different aspects of womanhood provides a rather strange notion to the story.
The overall film is in Stop Motion Animation. The use of flashy colours in the artworks evidently specifies the passion of the artist and the glories earned by him but the small cuts in the song part makes the story a little fuzzy for the audience. The female figure watering and cleaning the tree stump,pointed as the wife of the artist in the director’s statement,although her nudity was substantially incomprehensible.
The classical approach of storytelling that begins with a Bard and his Ballad is significantly pleasent for a one minute animation film. The use of outdoor ambience sound seems appropriate.
The concept plays the key figure in the film. The primitive struggle of the passionate one who eventually finds himself entangled within is beautifully assimilated with mythological characters and nature itself. The concept of womanhood in this context however needed a bit more enlightenment.
WUIFF DEPTH REVIEW ON PROJECT “These glories now are turn’d to Bayes“
DIRECTED BY Pedro Bakker
REVIEWED BY Abhijan Basu (Honorable Jury, INDIA)
WUIFF December-January SESSION 2021-22