Saturday, November 17, 2007

Mom and Baby

"Lullaby Land" accomplishes something of remarkable poetic strength: Starting from the point of view of an ordinary spectator, with the scene of a mother putting her baby to bed, the short proceeds to join mother’s to baby’s vision in entering Lullaby Land. The division between nurturing and hurt, with which maternal care envisions a baby’s world, is identified to such baby’s eye in the depiction of ground as colorful blanketing and in the turning alive of the cloth toy dog, the bottles, rattles, baby powder, pins, diapers, as well as the cutting objects and fire. Maternal love is wisely and tenderly shown in its encompassing power of merging with innocence, as much as babyhood is expressed in its equally intense force of love arousing.

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