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The Burglar with the yellow Hand

UK 2014
D: Katherine Blakeney

This darkly humorous, symbolic, stop motion animated short celebrates the idea of art vanquishing greed and corruption. Set in the early 1900s and inspired by Silent Era German Expressionist films, it follows the misadventures of an art burglar brought face-to-face with the transformative power of art by a defiant stolen painting.

The score follows the mood of an early silent movie (even to the point of a lo-fi gramophone imitation), employing a chamber orchestra of all solo players, delicately matching texture and athmosphere.

Excerpts from the score: