by Xavier Toby in New Film on Friday 17 April 2009

Written and directed by Australian, Adam Elliot, the Mary and Max stop-motion animation is his follow-up to the Oscar winning 2003 short, Harvie Krumpet. He’s a man dedicated to his art, with each scene individually shot using real figurines. It took him ages to create, and while the sombre storyline is directed squarely at adults, it’s an enriching, gripping and beautifully told meditation of a film that you simply must see. A momentous artistic achievement that’s also a great yarn.