In a Future Without Books, a Loner Makes an Incredible Discovery

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Writer-director Pablo Calvillo’s The Inksect is set in a dark future where books are burned as one of the planet’s few remaining energy sources. But hope is not totally lost—as one lonely survivor discovers, there are still some valuable fragments of the past lingering in this bleak dystopia.

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It’s a cool story, but the unusual animation style here is what really makes The Inksect stand out. It looks like a charcoal drawing come to life, with some gorgeous and very surreal embellishments.

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Loved it. If you did LSD, Coke, and then enough Ambient to overcome the former, this is the dream you would have.