Review: ‘The Swallows of Kabul,’ ‘Bombay Rose,’ ‘Marona’s Fantastic Tale’

Source: CartoonBrew
Publish Date: November 4, 2019
Author: Carlos Aguilar

[…] While Swallows and Bombay Rose vividly confront grave social matters in developing countries, Marona’s Fantastic Tale, from Romanian director Anca Damian, examines the human condition from the point of view of a female dog in a whimsical and aesthetically eclectic universe.

In the film’s psychedelic interpretation of Paris, conceived by Damian and designer Brecht Evens, characters are made up of disparate shapes; realism is thrown out in favor of dazzling colors and fluid lines. It’s an endlessly ingenious trip that confidently exploits the medium’s boundless freedom to reimagine and defy the world.

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