Short films, live and animated, from Sundance

January 22, 2015 10:42 PM

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Short films, live and animated, from Sundance

Though it’s only January, I might have already seen my favorite film of the year: Austrian filmmaker Daniel Moshel’s five-minute “MeTube: August Sings Carmen’s ‘Habanera,’ ” one of the live-action gems from the “2014 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour.” In it a performance of the title aria metastasizes into a dazzling, polymorphously perverse montage.

Or maybe it’s Chris Landreth’s “Subconscious Password” in the “Animated Shorts” program. Here a guy called Charles struggles to remember the name of someone he meets in a bar. He descends deep into his brain, where he plays the title version of the ’60s TV game show. Charles’s superego hosts the sho...

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