Blind Vaysha may go a little too far in explaining its metaphor in the closing minutes of its eight minute runtime, however, the ideas it raises that work to dismantle the comfort nostalgia brings or question the inherent discontinuity life brings us works in a profound way only enhanced by the short's immaculate animation.
Pretty bad story telling. The premise is repeated far too many times and I would be willing to overlook that had the words been successfully narrated with the beautiful poetic terseness of a folk story. By the end, you're approached with a sledgehammer on one hand and an aggressive pointer finger in the other while, in fewer words, the narrator yells, "YOU YOU YOU". Art was ok.
Interesting animation and germ of the story that don't go anywhere, didn't develop, though maybe they think it did. The striving for depth is unfulfilled, and we are left with false profundity and the whole thing collapses under its slight weight. Shows real promise, and stood out from the other Academy picks that I saw.