Animation Spotlight: The Chimney Sweep
What a paper airplane has to do with the quiet art of being human.
By Maria Popova
It’s video week on Brain Pickings, and we’re launching with The Chimney Sweep, a beautiful stop-motion animation in every sense of the word — beautifully written, beautifully art-directed, beautifully shot.
It isn’t flashy. There are no special effects or peppy indie music score. It’s quiet and simple and incredibly, touchingly human.
Put your headphones on to fully experience the subtle yet rich soundscape — it’s part of the film’s quiet magic.
Published June 15, 2009