Sunday Short Theatre – Peripheria (2015)


We might not be in a post apocalypse world, this weeks Sunday Short Theatre we could easily be.  David Coquard-Dassault‘s short Peripheria, seems to be another short film that reflects our society.

This short film isn’t exactly a new film, as it premiered back in 2015 Toronto Film Festival. It did win 4 awards including one at the Annecy Film Festival the premier animation festival. We don’t know why the film has taken 5 years , we do don’t care as we can enjoy this fabulous film in it’s full glory.

David is a Paris based concept artist and it’s no surprise his experimental film is set in his home town. This is a very dark film that is a reflective metaphorical story  of society.  We follow a group of dogs who roam the abandoned council estates. Drained of human life, but what has happened to the humans?

The director is fascinated with large urban developments and his love for brutalist architecture. The graffiti walls are like tombstones to what may have happened to human life, as are the items scattered in the streets. The film doesn’t really say what happened to humanity nor does it suggest all human life has totally disappeared either.

As the synopsis calls the sprawling estates, they are like ‘a wild modern Pompeii‘. If you don’t know what Pompeii was, google it…

A journey into the heart of a large and abandoned council estate. Peripheria portrays an urban environment becoming wild: a modern Pompeii where the wind blows and dogs roam, tailing the remains of human life.

It’s only 12 minutes long, click play and enjoy!

Source: Short Of The Week