Some time ago Robert sent me a link to a remarkable film – “Sita Sings The Blues” by Nina Paley. Amazing and clearly heartfelt animation and storytelling, but I’ve only seen the trailer and some interview material. I hope it comes to Vancouver, or is released on DVD soon.
“Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Indian epicRamayana. Set to the 1920′s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw, Sita Sings the Blues earns its tagline as “The Greatest Break-Up Story Ever Told.”