A film by MARC CRASTE

 

 

Jo Jo in the Stars is a twelve minute film that went on to win the 2004 BAFTA Award for Best Animated Short Film. Created and directed by Marc Craste, it was inspired by “The Carny”, a song by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds featured on their 1986 album, Your Funeral… My Trial’. The song is also featured in the soundtrack of Wings of Desire directed by Wim Wenders in 1987. As the film director said, “”The Carny” combines circus music from hell with a wonderful story about a bunch of freaks, their sadistic owner and an old horse named Sorrow.

This is still such an innovative and evocative animation, well worth revisiting.