The RCA-alumni group, the Moth Collective (be sure to catch David Prosser’s Matter Fisher) continues to impress us with their simple yet honest animated stories. The latest to surface is Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits’ My Mother’s Coat—a dreamy 6-minute recollection of Marie’s mother’s struggle to adapt to Greek life. On a larger scale, it’s a familiar story—a turmoil among adults kept hidden from their children.
The simple, incomplete animation shows only a hint of what’s happening. Like children, we’re left to fill in the gaps. At the end is a moment of clarity as we finally see the characters for who they are in full-color video. Welcome to adulthood.