Last week, we presented Poor Sailor, a Victor Carrey short film based on the comic by Sammy Harkham. Today we highlight his first short, The Runaway, a 2010 production by Escandalo Films, for which the director earned 80 awards at film festivals around the world and which has become a must-see movie for lovers of the short format.
The story has different narrative elements: chewing gum, a dog leash, an Australia-shaped stain on the wall, a bent traffic light… Each of these elements has its own story, even though all of them together can create a new plotline.
In The Runaway, Carrey plays with various narrative elements and points of view: in the first part, the rhythm is very fast while telling five separate stories that end up intertwined in the outcome of the film. The second part has a contrasted style with the use of slow motion and a linear narrative. The final is a chorus, where everything converges into a single story composed of short tales.