DN embraced the darker side of the lens in April. We spent time with Sophia and her Lovely Monster, attended Mr Lynch’s Crazy Clown Time party, saw the Liars dispatched by a serial killer and realised that you can awake from some love stories with a chill. Herzog moved on from forgotten cave dreams to “gaze into the abyss of the human soul”, which was also present, along with a large helping of steroid induced aggression, in the story of Belgian cattle farmer Bullhead. Luckily Jericho was there to help us out of our despair. Which meant that we could fully appreciate talking to Carlos Lopez Estrada about his stunning live-action/animation short Bear and be impressed by the rhythmic nature of Alvaro San José’s Bruno, all in time to Pop Le Cheval.
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