Tuesday, December 15, 2015


Kingkills is the graduation film of some students attending the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (aka VGIK), a film school in Moscow, Russia. This helps to explain why the synopsis claims the film hinges on a "crusial sucrifice" of an "oriental" prince.

And here's the synopsis: oriental prince leaves his palace for his first hunt. The chase leads him to the edge of magical forest, where he meets the Spirit of the forest. Roles change and young hunter becomes the victim. In this state he makes the crusial sucrifice. The choice of his life is made and he returns to his kingdom.

If you say so. Let's watch...

Well, this is really just your basic "Forest God Teaches a Hunter a Lesson" type of story, but what it doesn't have in creative originality, it more than makes up for in attractive animation. It has a great palette, and a really nice watercolor art style. It's quick and easy, and really, at just under 5 minutes, you can't go too wrong.


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