Review: "World of Tomorrow"
- Brief description from Netflix
That brief description tells you everything about this short film, and yet nothing about it. The little girl is Emily, and she is quite young - maybe 4 or 5 years old. Emily hears something from the family's video phone and plays with the button until a woman enters the screen and announces that she is the Emily's clone from the future.
I didn't have many expectation when I first watched "World of Tomorrow". The characters are animated stick figures; the back ground are simple colors with random lines and circles. When my husband suggested we watch this, I agreed more because I wanted to spend time with him than because I wanted to watch the film itself.
But by the time the film ended, I was on the verge of tears. Not because "World of Tomorrow" is inherently sad, but because it mixes sadness and hope in such a way as to make the viewer both question the future and embrace the present.
All in 16 minutes.
If you have a short window of time, I highly recommend watching "World of Tomorrow". Just make sure you have a tissue or two handy.