Something magical happens when one couples the mesmerising words of American writer and poet Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) to the skills of British animator Jonathan Hogson and illustrator Jonny Hannah.
This breathtakingly beautiful animation of Bukowski’s poem “The man with the beautiful eyes” is an ode to words and images’ power to touch our imagination, souls and hearts.
The narrator recounts his memory of a strange house where he and his friends spent the summer playing in the bamboo-filled yard. One day a rough unshaven man appeared, his eyes ‘blazing’ with brightness…
The animation was first released in 2000, and if you haven’t seen it yet it will be a real discovery.
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