The Lost Thing
Whilst on his daily task of collecting bottle tops at the beach, a seemingly insignificant boy finds an enormous, weird and totally lost creature. Even stranger than finding this miscellaneous abnormality is the fact that no one else on the beach seem to notice it. Or is it that they just don’t want to notice it?
The boy on figuring that no one wants this lost thing, decides to take it home, but his parents aren’t happy. It seems that no one wants to have anything to do with the boy’s new friend, so they set out on a short journey to find a place where the lost things belong.
And short it is, especially when you’re sitting down expecting a feature length animated tale only to discover that this short little gem clocks in at just under 20 minutes.
But it’s shortness is probably a good thing because it leaves you wanting for more rather than wondering when it will end.
With a visually imaginative style, this quirky little animation is a feast for the eyes, a modern parable based on Shaun Tan’s acclaimed picture book. It will ask you to reflect on your own life and the priorities you have, how you have changed as you’ve gotten older and how you never seem to have time to stop and pay attention to the world around you.
Reviewed by: Jonathan