Swedish director Jonas Odell is making some really interesting short films that experiment with new ways of visual storytelling. Here is the trailer for Tussilago.

“In 1977 West German terrorist Norbert Kröcher was arrested for having planned to kidnap the Swedish politician Anna-Great Leijon. Among the people arrested during the following raids was Kröcher’s former girlfriend ‘A.’ This is her story.”

What a fantastic style! I’ll be excited to see how it plays over the length of a short film, and how it works with the storytelling. It could do a great deal to communicate the psychological state of the characters in novel and powerful ways. It’s like comic books or even posters and printmaking. Yes, it’s very much like printmaking. I could see a feature in such a style, although it would probably be visually exhausting for today’s audiences. Sustaining the visual inventiveness and quality of design over a long form would be a real challenge for the creator, too.  But I wouldn’t be surprised to see something like this as a stylistic genre in the future.

via CartoonBrew