Watch: 'The Windshield Wiper' Animated Short Asks: 'What is Love?'
by Alex Billington
January 21, 2022
"What color do you see when you think about yourself?" This entrancing animated short film is worth 15 minutes of your time to watch. It will make you question your own thoughts about love and romance… The Windshield Wiper is the latest animated short made by Spanish animator / filmmaker Alberto Mielgo - best known for directing the short The Witness for Netflix's "Love, Death & Robots" series (which has the same style as this). The Windshield Wiper is a very personal and particular vision on Love and relationships. Presented by Pastel. Written, directed, designed by Mielgo. "Inside a café, after lunch and while smoking a whole pack of cigarettes, a middle-aged man asks himself and the audience an ambitious question: What is Love? A collection of vignettes and situations will lead the man to the desired conclusion." I like seeing all the different visualizations of "love" in here. But watch out - there's some sex & nudity so it's NSFW. Enjoy.
Thanks to Short of the Week for the tip on this one. Description from YouTube: "Inside a cafe while smoking a whole pack of cigarettes, a man poses an ambitious question: 'What is Love?'. A collection of vignettes and situations will lead the man to the desired conclusion." The Windshield Wiper is both written & directed by Spanish filmmaker / animator Alberto Mielgo - he's won four Emmy Awards + two Annie Awards so far. Alberto also worked as an Art Director on Disney's Tron: Uprising series and made his debut as a director with the animated short The Witness for Netflix's "Love, Death & Robots" series. You can follow him on IG @albertomielgo or visit his official website. This is his second animated short. It originally premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival last summer, playing in the Directors' Fortnight sidebar section. For more info on this film, visit SOTW or Alberto's website. To discover even more shorts, click here. So what did you think?
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