The moment I heard the electro-mechanical hum at the start of this short film, I thought “Tati”
Supinfocom is a school for digital animation, where the students work together in teams to direct short films. Their films have usually impressed me, but this one is so special I have to post it here. It was created by Bertrand Avril, Pierre Chomarat, David Dangin, and Thea Matland. The title “Slimtime” is a take on “Playtime”, the film by Jacques Tati, and the short carries out the Playtime aesthetic beautifully. The voices and conversations of the women sound like they were taken right from the feature film, and the body animation matches perfectly.
If this crew could produce more of these, I would pay to own them.
Here is their website
Here is a link to an interview with the filmmakers.