This Oscar qualifying animated short from Frédéric Schuld is 19th century child labor abuse of using children to clean the chimney paved away for this stunning 2D animation.
Director statement by Frédéric Schuld:
The idea for the film is based on an early childhood memory of a bird falling down my grandparent’s fireplace. It is one of those vague memories that stays. After researching the systematical abuse of the 19th century children chimney sweepers, I connected the dots.
Like in my previous film “Carlotta’s Face” I use hand drawn 2D animation with a personal style to be able to create a unique access to a multi-layered story of fate through metaphoric images.