David OReilly’s animation, Please Say Something, is one of the most sophisticated I’ve seen, narratively speaking. It tackles the subject of dysfunctional relationships with a Bergman-esque disjointedness, cast with a cute but tragic cat-and-mouse pair who live in a distant future. The film is emotionally resonant, to say the least — watch with caution, it [...]
The imaginative films of Irish animator David O’Reilly play between so many extremes: sentimental and apathetic, beauty and ugliness, high and low art, technological and human, juvenile and mature. His latest ‘vectorpunk’ endeavour, Please Say Something, has just won the Golden Bear for best short film at the Berlinale.