The short and the short of it: The burning irony of TIMBER

(image via Vimeo (c) Nils Hedinger)

 

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A group of logs is about to freeze to death in a cold, icy desert. When they realize that the only fuel for a warming fire is their own body, things start heating up. (synopsis via Vimeo)

This is such a clever short film.

What it accomplishes in terms of whimsically-dark, damn near Lord of the Flies storytelling and serving up of pitch-perfect irony is beyond impressive.

If you ever thought humanity had a lock on rampant, self-interested shortsightedness, TIMBER by Nils Hedinger will make you think again.

Yes, yes I hear you say but trees are not actually sentient in real life – ah, but what if they were? If they were, and who’s to say they’re not; our pagan forebears believed they very much were – then they might behave just like this …

(source: Laughing Squid)

 

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