Luminaris: A Gorgeous Stop-Motion Film About Light
Sunrise, sunset; the days come and go with the ebb and flow of receding shadows. Right now I’m here in the office watching the new David Lynch video while seconds of my precious life tick away like frames in a stop motion… OK, you get it. Here goes—
Acclaimed Argentinian director Juan Pablo Zaramella just released a masterful stop motion short film entitled Luminaris, and, to put it lightly, we’re glowing. Detailing a few summative days in the lives of two lightbulb factory workers, Luminaris is a masterpiece in both its lighthearted depiction of the monotonies of assembly-line work and its quick-draw frame-by-frame storytelling.
Every frame is meticulously crafted, from the tousled hair of our male protagonist to the shadows creeping across cobblestone streets. The effect practically brightens the screen for you. So, while we try and track down the soundtrack to this one, if you’ve got six minutes and fifteen seconds to spend simply smiling (and making the most out of those few fleeting moments!), enjoy Luminaris.
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