The Old Man and The Sea

Today on BLOOM TV we have a classic from Ernest Hemingway. The Old Man and The Sea, is a story of friendship between a young boy and an aging fisherman tormented by hunger and weeks of ill luck. Santiago, a once strong, proud man is coming to terms with his failing abilities and age.

After many weeks of returning home to his small village, day after day with nothing in his boat, Santiago is forced to accept the other villager's small charities. He resolves to sail far out to sea in search of a catch that will redeem his self-confidence. Early the next morning, he descends to his fishing skiff, and rows out, into the dark sea, saying good-bye to his friend, the small boy, and the safety of the beach, perhaps for the last time.

On March 26th in Los Angeles, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences chose The Old Man and The Sea as the winner for Best Animated Short Film.

Animation Director, Alexander Petrov, worked tirelessly for over two and a half years under his animation camera, oil painting on glass the more that 29,000 magnificent images that make up this film.
Petrov has received two prior Oscar nominations for "The Cow" in 1990 and "The Mermaid" in 1998.

Petrov's animation style of painting oils on sheets of glass, using his fingertips as brushes, gives all his work a dream-like quality reminiscent of a Rembrandt painting in motion.

You can see it now on BLOOM TV:


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