Short of the Week: WITNESS

By Mike Vernier

With its compelling aesthetics and startlingly dark subject matter, Alexandre Berger’s WITNESS is a feast for the eyes and mind. Follow the story of a man looking to avenge his wife’s grisly murder, and be captured by the stark contrast in lighting as well as the eerie addition of music from Hello Dolly. The apprehension and curiosity created in only four minutes is powerful, and the ending is one to behold.

This French work of art is certain to keep you on the edge of your seat. Berger’s dark yet beautiful animation, combined with a captivating story, creates a unique and atmospheric piece.