I was browsing through a bunch of animated shorts because there are so many great ones out there, and I stumbled upon one I really wanted to share! “Contre temps” is a beautiful short film about a man who obsesses over collecting clocks and keeping time in a city that constantly floods. The animation is breathtaking! There are a lot of moments in the film that let you really take in the space that the animators have created. You can tell they’ve put a lot of thought into the creation of an altogether new world and portraying that to the audience in a way that lets you fall into it easily (which is one of my favorite things–the feeling of bewonderment at the beauty and intricacies of a fantasy space/new world e.g. SanFranSokyo in Big Hero 6, the flooded town in Ponyo, the giant moving castle in Howl’s Moving Castle).
created by Jérémi Boutelet, Thibaud Clergue, Gaël Megherbi, Tristan Ménard, Camille Perrin and Lucas Veber at Supinfocom Arles