Netflix releases Paul Thomas Anderson & Thom Yorke Short Film Anima

Streaming giants Netflix have released short film Anima, the latest collaboration between critically-acclaimed director Paul Thomas Anderson and Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, on their platform.

Set to three tracks from Yorke’s new released album of the same title and choreographed by Damien Jalet (who crafted the dance sequences for the Suspiria remake – also scored by Yorke), the 15-minute “one-reeler” sees the musician channel his inner Buster Keaton in what can be roughly described as an inventive blend of silent comedy and dystopian dance fantasy.

Opening with a scene of Yorke on a subway train full of dozing passengers, the short follows the performer as he pulsates his way across an unspecified landscape, battling through a number of obstacles as he attempts to return a small box to a fellow traveller.

Described by the streaming platform as a “mind bending visual piece. Best played loud”, the millions of us with Netflix subscriptions can view the short now.

Netflix already has a selection of short films available and you can view our favourites in this Ten Best Short Films on Netflix article or read more Netflix news here.