Kung-Fu Break-up.

Via on Aug 18, 2013

Beautiful. Sad. Angry. Letting go when it’s the wrong thing to do.

Letting go when it’s the only thing to do. Returning to just talking, and being together, at the end. The end:

Requiem for Romance from Jonathan Ng on Vimeo.

Requiem for Romance

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In this “crouching love, hidden breakup” story, inspired by 50′s Shanghai water ink animation & kung fu films, themes of distance, tradition, art and longing dominate a telephonic conversation as a martial arts tango provides the visual backdrop.

Shannon Kook, star of Degrassi the Next Generation and The Conjuring, won the best voice performance at the ACTRA awards for his role on the film. Vid Cousins composed the music based on an original musical theme by Kid Koala.

The film won Best Art Direction Award at Anima Mundi, Best Canadian Shortwork at the Whistler Film Festival, AnimAsian award at the Toronto International Reel Asian Film Festival, Audience Choice Award at the Athens Animation Festival in upstate NY. It was nominated for prizes at Cristal Festival in Switzerland, Golden Reel award at LA Asian Pacific Film Festival. The film was Official Selection in Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, Melbourne International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Shortfest and was presented as part of the Best of Quebec presentation in the Cannes Market in 2012.

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One Response to “Kung-Fu Break-up.”

  1. kmacku says:

    This is right up there with the Thought of You animation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBk3ynRbtsw

    Amazing work. Even on the worst of days—especially on the worst of days—make good art.

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