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The Old Fools

UK, 2002 (MIFF 2003, Animation)

Director: Ruth Lingford

A film of a poem by Philip Larkin, a meditation on growing old and facing our mortality. A suitably nasal Bob Geldof evokes a mixture of fear, disgust and compassion as the 'lighted rooms' begin to dim. A very effective mixture of rotoscope and traditional animation.

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