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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