Short Reviews of Short Films - Take 1

The Sand Castle

Posted on April 12, 2018 - 1:47pm

The Sand Castle
Available via Kanopy
Directed by Co Hoedeman
Release Date: June 1, 1977
Running Time: 13 minutes
Country: Canada|
Kanopy link: https://marion.kanopy.com/video/sand-castle

This Oscar-winning short film features a human-like sand man that builds a small team of companions—each charmingly different—and together they create a dwelling made of sand.  Just as they finalize their work, a storm arises.  What will the sand man and his companions do?  Invest 13 minutes of your time in this pleasant, wordless film to find out. 


Burning

#Burning
Available vie Kanopy
Directed by Nathalie Andre
Year: 2017
Running Time: 19 minutes
Country: France
Kanopy link: https://marion.kanopy.com/video/burning

A group of teen boys make—and document—poor decisions on a hot Sunday afternoon.  This short offers an intense glimpse into the social lives of youth in the French Ardennes.  Includes images and themes some viewers may find disturbing.

--Elsworth Carman, Library Director