this is a very beautiful and haunting movie, for it makes the viewer to think about the beauty of life, of nature, but also the horrifying part of life, when things go dark and hopeless sometimes.
i liked how the movie started with inkwell clock walking into an empty room, and thinking ''is there a meaning in this? or did i do all this hard work for nothing?''
and then the whole room+ inkwell clock fade away into the void.
and there we see, the dark scenes where a person is down and crying, as the darkness surrounds him.
and upon that horrible darkness of despair, suddenly, the majesty of colours, the splendor of nature emerges in order to provide a necessary contrast to the darkness: light, and life.
and so the movie moves on, on the duality of darkness and light, of sadness and the joys of nature, of hopelessness VS hope, and so on.
as the battle of despair and hope rage on, we eventually reach a point where nature ''wins'', or at least provides the protagonist with enough hope to stand up again.
life. nature. trees, hope.
and a little cat stands in there inside a jar, curiously watching the person.
and while things are not fully fixed (can they ever be?), life finds a way, and the light shines inside.
in my mind, what happens next is that the person finds the courage to get out of the darkness and to start walking forward again.
he is wounded, but not defeated, for he must carry on, and he must stay strong, despite the harsh adversities that he has faced in this trip.
for now he has hope, and life (nature), showed him the way.
the movie had excellent animation, very good animation speed+pace, while the linework and the whole design of the heroes (from inkwell clock, to the depressed person), to the live-action video shots+photos of the forest/of nature, which where nicely weaved into the animations whole layout, everything was masterfully done, and beautifully created, in not just a visually beautiful movie, but also a very true, and emotional one as well, with a touching message about a familiar struggle that many people face in life.
thank you for this excellent movie, inkwell/foxcato.
you are a good person with a kind heart and with an exceptional talent.
be well, and remember: the light always finds a way to beat the darkness.
be well, and keep up the good work!