788. Dear, Sweet Emma – John Cernak

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SUMMARY: An elderly woman beloved by her community has an uncontrollable dark side which she releases periodically.

WHY IT’S HERE: John Cernak’s ‘Dear, Sweet Emma’ is a very funny, if also very disturbing, animated short in which an apparently frail, sweet old lady reveals herself to be a slave to murderous impulses. Gleefully sick, ‘Dear, Sweet Emma’ seeks not to make light of murder, animal cruelty or mental illness, but rather to derive laughs from abrupt incongruity and defied expectations, while exposing the underbelly of a supposedly righteous, harmonious community. It does all these things neatly and satisfyingly in just five minutes, leaving the viewer caught somewhere between laughter and horror.

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