Sonata (2006) – Review

Sonata, 2006

Sonata is an animated short film by Ryan McDougal that depicts a man contemplating if he should–or should not, take a chance to quite possibly meet the girl of his dreams.

Sonata (2006)

  • Created, directed and screenplay:  Ryan McDougal
  • Music:  Comptine d’un autre été: l’après-midi by Yann Tierson from the soundrack Amélie.

I am always searching for new ways to enjoy poetry.  I can enjoy listening to poetry being read via  PodOmatic podcasts or finding my poetry fix in the foreign and indie films that I enjoy watching.  Since I am in the process of creating my own animated poetry film, I embarked on a journey in finding out what was out there– in the aspect of poetry film and not just the Pixar featured films that I am already too familiar with.  My search was hopeless until I found an animated short film by Ryan McDougal titled Sonata.

It is as beautiful to watch as it was associating the main character’s dilemma with my own:  sorting out if he should take a chance at taking that first step on a path to happiness. Eventually, he decides to go for it–to take a chance to meet the woman of his dreams.

Source: Vancouver Film School

  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 5 stars
  • Spectacular

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Review Summary:

Sonata is an animated short film that is a simple exploration of one moment in a man's life where he faces his fears and doubts and decides whether or not to take a chance

Sandy Hoffman
My name is Sandy +AIDY Hoffman. I am the creative writer and film reviewer of the AIDY Reviews website.
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