In Review

Fumi and the Bad Luck Foot

4 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars - 'Smashing'
Directed by David Chai
Starring Fumi (and her bad luck foot)
Cinequest Shorts
Review by Clinton Stark

fumi-and-the-bad-luck-foot-cinequestAre you clumsy like me… banging your head, biting your tongue, stubbing your toe?  Then you’ll relate to poor Fumi. But watch what happens when she turns her handicap into a force for good. I hope you’ll agree it’s an inspiring way to start the week!

Our Cinequest film review series continues. We’re enjoying shorts now from the Second Sight: Cinequest Film Shorts Volume 4.

Sometimes less is more. Film directors and creative people can accomplish some fine work when time is compressed. We’ve watched a variety in length: 5 minutes, 1 minute, and this one 7 minutes, a favorite among favorites: Fumi and the Bad Luck Foot. This is a clever short out of San Jose State. The animation is whimsical with flowing music to match. It won best short film at Cinequest.

Clinton shoots videos for Stark Insider. San Francisco Bay Area arts, Ingmar Bergman and French New Wave, and chasing the perfect home espresso shot 25 seconds at a time (and failing). Peloton: ClintTheMint. Camera: Video Gear