Blood red sky: Edvard Munch’s “Scream” comes to life in this brilliant short animated film

(image via Laughing Squid)
(image via Laughing Squid)


I was walking along a path with two friends – the sun was setting – suddenly the sky turned blood red – I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence – there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city – my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety – and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature. (Edvard Munch, 1893)

Ever get that feeling that below all the lovely, wonderful things of the world lies some unspeakable terror?

It’s likely something you wouldn’t admit too but the truth is beneath all the times with family and friends, the wonder of nature, and a thousand and one other amazingly good things in our lives lurks a dark sense that something isn’t quite right.

We can’t put it into words, and nor do we really want to, but it’s there and we’re often better, like Norwegian Edvard Munch was in 1893 when he painted the aptly-titled Scream, admitting that beneath the candy colour pink lies a menacing brooding black.

It’s not being negative or fateful; simply realistic about that fact that life has light and dark sides to it.

Now talented Romanian filmmaker Sebastian Cosor has given Edvard’s painting, and the sense that in the light there is also some darkness, a vivid new exposition in a brilliantly-realised short animated film set to Pink Floyd’s “The Great Gig in the Sky”.

It’s evocative, moving and gorgeously, movingly rendered and you’d do well to take a second to, well, Scream.

(source: Laughing Squid)



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