Mighty Red Pen

September 12, 2008

Must be a sign

This short film, “Historia de un letrero” (“History of a Sign”) by Alfonso Alvarez Barreda won the NFB’s 4th Annual 2004 Cannes Online Competition.

A man in a suit helps another man begging on the street increase his take by rewriting his sign. Insightful commentary on the power of words or exploitative sentimentality (some have even called it plagiarism)?  Maybe a little bit of both.


1 Comment »

  1. It´s a beautiful storie

    Comment by Violeta — November 28, 2008 @ 2:17 pm | Reply

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