03/04/2013 01:13 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

'The Me Bird': Short Animated Film Reinterprets Poem By Pablo Neruda (VIDEO)

Pablo Neruda's poem, "The Me Bird," is the Chilean writer's ode to a "bird of a single feather." The words are gorgeous enough, but Brazilian design and graphics studio 18bis took it upon themselves to create a stunning layered animation that brings the short work to life:

This is 18bis's description of the film:

“The inspiration in the strata stencil technique helps conceptualize the repetition of layers as the past of our movements and actions. The frames depicted as jail and the past as a burden serve as the background for the story of a ballerina on a journey towards freedom. A diversified artistic experimentation recreates the tempest that connects bird and dancer.”

The music, supplied by Conrado Kempers and Pedro Carneiro, coupled with the romantic pirouettes of ballerina Ana Luisa Azedo make for a truly captivating short film. Watch the making of the animation here and let us know what you think of the Pablo Neruda remix in the comments section.

[h/t Laughing Squid]

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