In ‘The Windshield Wiper’, the highly anticipated short animation from animation star Alberto Mielgo, a middle-aged man in a café serves as the framing device as he proposes a naive question that is nonetheless enormous in its implication—’what is Love?’. The following 13 minutes examine that question in evocative and open-ended scenarios ranging from the bloom of initial attraction to elderly partners separated by death. In between, there is courtship and sex, missed connections and despair. Threaded throughout is a generational critique, as Mielgo interrogates the changing definition and customs of love throughout time. Love is enormous, love is indefinable, but love is also specific and shaped by context.” – Short of the Week

Academy Award for best animated short 2022

Category Tag Published on 13.07.2022