Michelle Lopes is currently getting her Masters Degree in animation at UCLA. A filmmaker, writer, and artist born and bred in Los Angeles, she has a taste for the cultish, obscure, and peculiar. She does not, however, taste like chicken. Yet.
Rich with mystery, obfuscation, and symbolism, this movie is built around a dream world of dual geography - light and dark.
The film finds its charm in broad slapstick, stunts, and contrived situations. Oh, and butt-kicking singing nuns.
This is a German animated film of rare beauty.