“Paul & Me” by Hendrik Rost

A bittersweet childhood memory, beautifully recalled by German animator Hendrik Rost:


  • The Gee

    Bittersweet is a good word for it. Though you would think in German whatever word means Bittersweet sounds a lot heavier….though, now I just want to know the German word for Bittersweet. (And, it better not be Bittersweet!)

    It is a nice short. I like how he visually depicted the memories of people and things from his youth. It makes the contrast starker. Yet it may have been a deliberate choice to have the environment remain more or less constant. <–I think that makes sense if you pay attention to it….

    I’m sure others have watched it and just haven’t commented…soooo, I just thought I would watch it and add a note.

  • http://pierrefontaine.webs.com Pierre

    Oh my God, that was just beautifully done. I’m just so impressed by the design of the piece and the judicious use of color punctuated by short bursts of animation. Having just lost my mother last week, this piece really has an enormous impact for me.

    Thanks for posting this!
    Pierre

  • cbat628

    This was great! Really touching and beautiful to look at. The homemade subtitles nailed the already plentiful amount of genuineness to the piece.

    R.I.P. Paul

  • Chuck R.

    Very nicely done! Delightful and judicious use of limited movement.

  • http://www.sneezemeaway.com Ryan G

    I loved it! My only criticism was that the subtitles were too small, meaning that I was too concentrated on trying to read them, and was missing a lot of the imagery.

  • David

    Great work.