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  • A fascinating idea and its wise use. An isolated island. People and animals in a form of symbiosis. Seductive animations and beautiful - dramatic introduction. A short film about survive . After its end, the image of flying perrots remains as best symbol of hope and continue fight for noble purpoise.
  • In some form of facility, humans are training to be animals by dressing up as them and acting out. As the camera pans across the facility, we understand more.

    Although it involves climate change, the survival of species and other such grand sci-fi ideas, Floreana is not as deep or weighty as it may seem. It has quite a nice reflective tone to it, but ultimately it is more beauty than substance. I'm sort of okay with that here though, because the beauty is in the concept as well as the animation. The closing of the film has a neatness to it that I found quite pleasing and a little affecting, even if thinking about it for a second meant it crumbled by how little we knew. The animation flows wonderfully, scrolling sideways across rooms and information, looking good as it does it.

    I think it in the end it is more about the aesthetics and concept than it is about substance, but it works very well on those terms.
  • Wow!

    The animation is relatively uncomplicated, yet elegant in its simplicity, and particularly eye-catching in the first minute. The music and sound of Sofie Birch and Asbjorn Derdau is likewise clean and tasteful, providing a measure of atmosphere to the short beyond the visuals.

    Obvious alarming themes reflecting our biodiversity crises and accelerating climate disaster are presented alongside marvelous, fantastical notions of a world finding peace and hope with inspired, advanced wonders of engineering and neuroscience. Without any need for dialogue, creator Lou Morton has concocted an ingenious, clever short that imparts a future both harrowing and beautiful. I could do with a bit more of a story, personally, yet at the same time, this is clearly meant not to show a concrete concept, but to excite our imagination and will.

    I can't readily think of any film quite like 'Floreana.' At only 4 minutes long, this is well worth our time to watch.