The Animals of Costa Rica, Up Close

Over at Escape Into Life, Luke Grundy directs us to a marvelous short film that is as deceptively simple as its title would suggest.  At first viewing we thought the effect of LA filmmaker Douglas Burgoff’s “Animals” should be credited mostly to the haunting music by famed British composer Michael Nyman. But then we watched it again with the sound off, and we were just as impressed as before, if not more so. Just take a look at the series of close-ups on the monkey’s face between the 1:54 and 2:14 marks.

via Matthias Rascher

Sheerly Avni is a San Francisco-based arts and culture writer. Her work has appeared in Salon, LA Weekly, Mother Jones, and many other publications. You can follow her on twitter at @sheerly.

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