Title: The Stolen Wings

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Year: 2009

Genre: Short / Fantasy / Experimental

Language: English

Runtime: 4 min

Director: Gerard Lough

Writer: Gerard Lough

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1764694/

When a little girl is about to sleep, her babysitter makes up a fascinating little fantasy poem. The question is: is it all fiction?

Our thoughts:
Prior to "Ninety Seconds", Gerard Lough made this very short but very imaginative film about a babysitter who makes up a story to put a girl to sleep. The story tells of fairies and wizards, and it's fast in pace and rhymes: just perfect for the girl who is about to go to sleep. There's not much to say about the story, and writing a too long of a review for a 4 min short is always absurd: it'd be longer than the script was! It's a simple story with a little extra thought behind it, and there's no doubt that it's a fun little poem/story that the babysitter is making up.

The real power of "The Stolen Wings" is in the aesthetics and style: lots of flashy neon lights are used, while the movie moves like a timelapse where frames have been edited out. It's very striking and an absolute feast for the eyes over the course of 4 minutes.

It's also fun that in such a short time it captures the atmosphere of a fantasy tale - it just cuts out the bullshit. What's left is a sweet, mysterious little short film that simply anyone could appreciate. It's on Youtube, so I highly recommend you check it out.

Let's not forget, it features Film Bizarro's recent love: Michael Parle!

Positive things:
- Smart, imaginative, sweet and all in just a few minutes.
- Michael Parle!

Negative things:
- There's nothing. It could've longer but part of the charm is the runtime!

Gore: 0/5
Nudity: 0/5
Story: 3/5
Effects: 3/5
Comedy: 1/5

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