Dinner For Few: Nassos Vakalis' Allegorical Award-Winning Animated Short On the Ills of Capitalism
We have been watching all the short films and animations that we loved from last year, and today we want to share with you Greek artist Nassos Vakalis's short, "Dinner for Few." The film was inspired by the economic recession affecting South European countries like Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal, as as the filmmaker himself grew up in Greece, “Dinner For Few” not only "reflects his deep concern of the social and economic developments during the crisis but also highlights the inevitable and cyclical nature of the human affairs throughout history."
“Dinner For Few” is a ten minute CG-animated film depicting a sociopolitical allegory of our society. During dinner, "the system" works like a well-oiled machine. It solely feeds the select few who eventually, foolishly consume all the resources while the rest survive on scraps from the table. Inevitably, when the supply is depleted, the struggle for what remains leads to catastrophic change. Sadly, the offspring of this profound transition turn out not to be a sign of hope, but the spitting image of the parents.
The original music is composed by Kostas Christides and performed by the Bratislava Symphonic Orchestra.