This is a really personal and in-depth look at mental health. I highly recommend it, especially to see how the animator employs a vast arsenal of visual symbolism. Probably the most successful film I’ve seen at having me as a viewer embody the experience of hearing voices, the dropping feeling of a mood dive, etc. So well done.
This film is delightful and profound both. I hope you can enjoy it like I have. I may write more about it later. I’m taking a bit of a break right now from writing and the blog. I never know how long those might last as this healing journey (called life) demands my moment by moment attention.
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“Rocks In My Pockets” is a story of mystery and redemption. The film is based on true events involving five women of the filmmaker’s family, including herself, and their battles with depression and suicide. It raises questions of how much family genetics determine who we are and if it is possible to outsmart one’s own DNA. The film is packed with visual metaphors, surreal images and a twisted sense of humor. It is an animated tale full of art, women, strange daring…
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