Three shadow puppets hilariously narrate the Hindu epic “The Ramayana” and its story of the goddess Sita separated from her lord Rama, along with director Nina Paley’s own tale of being dumped by email when her husband moves to India.
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Quite wonderful animated tale that was publicly funded and produced that tells the epic tale of the 'Ramayana' while concurrently examining a personal tale of marriage dissolution. Wry and comic at times especially with our three somewhat unreliable narrators and with the out-of-time-period music that helps tell the tale. Well worth seeking out.
Absolutely wonderful, it'll put a fucking huge smile on your face, utterly gorgeous to look at, amazing Annette Hanshaw music, funny as hell and just a great story. I loved it, go watch it, it's free you idiots!
A first-rate, gloriously imaginative, highest-possible-production-values tale of love and loss benefitting from meaningful, expertly handled parallels with the Ramayana.
Lovingly conceived, beautifully drawn, charming all the way. To be watched, rewatched, and advertised to all of persons of good taste and sense of humor.
an interesting adaptation. liked the animation....some omissions like the incident of laxman chopping off ravan's sisters nose. but all in all, a good example of how an ancient story can still find a reverberation in the present...and in another country.
really, does that annoying narrators really have any use of all? different animation styles without barely any relation make the whole thing such a mess. Too bad, because Ramashinta is a great multi dimensional legend. And too bad, because the blues are really good.
All sing praises for Nina Paley's Sita Sings the Blues! Not one, but two! Two her-stories in one! As writer, director, producer, designer, animator, editor, (did i miss anything?) Paley's high vibe, historical parallel journey into two tragic tales of love and mystery deserves every accolade received thus far. Originally released in 2008. Thanks MUBI for this jewel's latest reincarnation. PS: A 5 STAR SCORE to boot!