A woman, weighed down with the baggage of a lifetime, takes a macabre ride on a nighttime train.
I can’t stop staring at the beautiful textures at play in this stop-motion animation. I love how the main character’s limbs seem to be made of worn, stuffed muslin over a wire armature, but, somehow, the skin of her face is so translucent that her weariness emanates clearly. According to Wikipedia, the animators composited human eyes over the stop-motion figures, which drives the train straight into the Uncanny Valley and only adds to the eerie sense of life in death. Beautiful, disturbing, compelling. Requires multiple viewings to appreciate the melancholy sensibilities, subtle body language and quintessentially dreamlike narrative.