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The Bigger Picture (2014)

Two brothers whose ageing mother is dying, struggle to care for her.

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Anne Cunningham ...
Mother (voice)
Christopher Nightingale ...
Nick (voice)
Alisdair Simpson ...
Richard (voice)
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'You want to put her in a home; you tell her; tell her now!' hisses one brother to the other. But Mother won't go, and their own lives quickly unravel as she clings to life. Director Daisy Jacobs uses two-metre-high painted characters in full-size sets to tell the stark and darkly humorous tale of caring for an elderly relative. The Bigger Picture is quite simply the most innovative animated short you will see this year. Written by Anonymous

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Say You Love Me
Written by Jon Livi
Performed by The Moods, Courtesy of Sony EMI
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Graphically impressive, has a half decent story line
26 June 2014 | by (Edinburgh, Eurasia) – See all my reviews

I just went to the 2nd bill of 2014's McLaren award and saw this. I voted it No.1, having been largely unimpressed by the attempts at narratives given by most of the other films. This film is about the relationships between two middle-aged brethren and their old mother. The main character is called Richard and is quite a predictable hard done-by tragic hero. His brother Nick is the real goldmine: he gets all the best lines. He's the shallow show-off who always appears to have better luck and is a smoother guy than his brother Richard. The story is this corny thing about the two men caring for their dying mother. The paintings on the walls that come out with papier mache limbs onto a 3D set are a joy to watch. I'll be honest and say that the idea is by no means original, but it's a challenging thing to pull off and the filmmakers should be commended for it.


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