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!
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.
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.
Paley projects her own personal (and frankly boring) tragedy onto the Ramayana and attempts to draw parallels between herself and Sita, Chaotic, messy, and unapologetically racist. Plagued with imagery of Indian exoticism and colonialist gaze. 82 minutes of Paley egotistically jerking off to herself.