The Annecy Award Winner (2019) animated fabric short, The Kite (Pouštět draka), is still getting praise and winning prizes from festivals around the world. The story from Martin Smatana about the relationship of a boy, his grandpa and a kite, deals with letting go and holding on to layers of good loving memories.
“A little boy visits his old grandfather in the countryside and they fly a kite together. They are both made out of layers, which symbolize their age. The boy has many of these layers. He is perspective, because he has all his life before him. But grandfather, on the other hand, has already lost most of his layers and he has only few left. As he gets older, he also gets thinner, and at the end of his life, he is as thin as a sheet of paper. One day, the autumn wind blows him away and takes him up to the sky…”
While we wait to see it, here is the behind the scenes of this beautiful project: