Review: TICK TOCK

Posted By admin on July 16, 2015 5:18pm

Both sad and sweet, Zeynep Kocak's "TICK TOCK" makes you unable to not care about the sweet, old man as he tries to reconnect with the world. Left alone in house with just his cat to keep him company, the old man thinks back on the old days with his wife and friends, now all gone. With little keeping him going, all he does is drink his coffee and watch as people go about their daily routines. In one last attempt to rejoin the world around him, he decides to hang up a "For Rent" sign. Reinvigorated by this new hope, he breaks his monotonous lifestyle and begins to reinvent his old, decrepit home. He wakes up with a smile, at long last having a purpose and a reason to get out of bed. The ending is bitter sweet, but the message is an uplifting one: it doesn't matter where or how you end up, but rather the path that you take to get there. The animation style, and especially the coloring, compliments the story perfectly and the scoring is done beautifully to bring about a sense of hope in the film. It is hard to be sentimental and draw emotions out of an animation, but "TICK TOCK" manages to pull at the heart-strings and deliver a touching message. The animation is an official selection of the New York City Independent Film Festival and will be screened at the festival on October 12-18, 2015.

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