Quickie: Don Hertzfeldt’s World of Tomorrow (2015)

There are a couple of quintessential landmarks that can be pinpointed in cinema’s historical timeline. Importantly, these landmarks often revolve around the sole creation of innovative short films that have paved the path for how films are customarily crafted. 

In 1929, Luis Buñuel released one of the first pieces of surrealist cinema, Un Chien Andalou (or An Andalusian Dog). In 1943, female director Maya Deren exposed the world to her interpretation of memories through the wildly game-changing experimental film Meshes of the Afternoon. In 1962, French director Chris Marker made one of the most supreme examples of science-fiction grandeur La Jetée.

In 2015, Don Hertzfeldt invented a 17-minute piece called World of Tomorrow—a short film about a young girl taken on a journey to the future by her older self. Mark my words, this miniature feature will change the way science-fiction tales are told.

Verdict: 4/5

This Short Film is a Part of My List: The Quintessential Short Films Ranked

“World of Tomorrow” is now available to rent and buy on Vimeo.

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