Skip to main content

Lovely day

Australia, 1996 (MIFF 1996, Animation)

Director: Chris Backhouse

Lovely Day is a masterpiece of painterly animation art. Painstakingly rendered in the style of Hieronymus Bosch, the central character and accompanying putto-like figures evoke memories of a time when the pianola was the prince of the parlour and "partying" involved an old fashioned knees up and sing along. (RP)

See also...

Prelude

Set to the filmmaker s idiosyncratic arrangement of Bach s Air on a G String this elegant and perfectly timed piece of animation reflects the influence of fine music on the human psyche and powers of ... More »

A Tadpole Tale

Tadpoles don't stay as tadpoles, and in a kitchen things have a way of ending up in the pot. This very short film uses an economical technique (back-lit sand on glass) that lends itself to big moves ... More »

Construct

Construct is about texture. It is a short and intense abstract film that takes us through the layers of a human body and back again in the man made world. The film uses chalk pastels, rendered ... More »

Human Behavioural Case Studies

In this cleverly drawn grotesquene with a definite whiff of the school yard, three odd children empower themselves by maximising limited resources. James, Oscar and Nicki collect and ingest various ... More »

Scary Therapy

Even hideous freaks and ghoulish monsters need someone to talk to. ... More »

Driving Home

This beautiful animation depicts the sense isolation felt by a young girl who is a recent immigrant to Australia. The emotional confusion that is expressed in the narrative is realised perfectly in ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director