Claude Chabot’s “ApnÃ©e” is a deceptively simple film that uses cleverly conceived 3D scenes to tell a story in a refreshingly innovative way. Each scene is meticulously constructed in order to be unpacked by the viewer, whose deliciously fun job it is to construct a narrative around the clues provided.
The moral: Mommas don’t let your babies grow up to be paparazzi.
Apparently, “ApnÃ©e” screened at the recent Platform International Animation Festival, but it didn’t net any awards. Seems like a travesty. I hope Mr. Chabot gets the laurels he deserves soon.
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Bug ups to our very own Babe Elliott Baker for spotting this one and bringing it to our attention.