Aardman Animation, the production company behind the hugely successful Wallace & Gromit films and the ever brilliant Creature Comforts (amongst many other things) sent a preview copy of their latest film which showcases a very different style of animation to that which Aardman fans might expect.
The new short, entitled The Pearce Sisters, directed by Aardman director Luis Cook, tells the black-hearted tale of two weather-beaten old spinsters who live on a remote strip of coast and eke out a rather dismal existence from catching and smoking fish. One day they heave a half-drowned sailor out of the sea and set about reviving him – but when he fails to appreciate their efforts, a dark and grim aspect of the sister’s way of life is revealed…
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