A highly entertaining three-minute animated short about a food fatale!
Canada / 3 minutes 30 seconds / bw animated / Trevor Jimenez Dir & Pr & Scr & Anim: Trevor Jimenez Voice cast: Barry Parker.
An extremely short animated movie that uses all the noirish tropes—well, the cinematography, the obsessive desire, the husky voiceover—to tell a tale of food lust. PI-type Mitch Bernstein (voiced by Parker) cannot control his yearnings for key lime pie, despite what his doctor has told him about the risk it’s creating for his heart, even despite the fact that, as he reaches for his next slice of the stuff in his local diner, Death suddenly appears on the other side of the table, sickle in hand.
I don’t normally deal here with movies that are so short and so simple, but Key Lime Pie seems worth it for, if nothing else, the quite splendid visuals; there’s no real comparison, but for some reason I was reminded of ¡Vampiros en La Habana! (1987; vt Vampires of Havana). I haven’t been able to find out a whole lot about the movie, which seems to be a student effort by Jimenez that he’s posted here, but it’s one that I’m very glad I discovered.