This Croatian short film is made in stylish and eccentric stop-motion. A group of residents in a block of flats in an area of the city can see each other as they go about their lives. When one of the residents finds a book of old photos, the music begins: he rises to the roof of the building and plays his saxophone until all the neighbours open up their curtains to see what the commotion is. The music is so enticing that an octopus emerges from the nearby sea to join in. At the beckoning of the octopus, all the residents pull out an instrument and join in with the saxophonist. This highly individual take on themes of coexistence demonstrates how music can bring people together. This film provides an opportunity discuss themes of isolation in urban space and the resolution of that issue. Questions of cultural heritages are also developed.
Unterrichtsvorschläge für diesen Film (12-15).