This ten-minute animation, about a young boy capturing a butterfly and learning respect for nature possesses an eerie beauty and relaying a message many of us our taught in our youth. Drawn like an exquisite painting, Khrzhanovsky plays with styles and aesthetics as he takes the little boy from a realistic city scape, into first a luscious oasis and then into an ever evolving dreamscape. The film toys with the ideas of ‘freedom’ and ‘power’ as the boy makes his choice.
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