Everything You Need to Know About Pierogi

Everything You Need to Know About Pierogi ★★★★

RANKINGS: 2019

Director Jon Phillips replicates every intimate detail of the infographic-style explainer video before casually waltzing it off the deep end to grim but somewhat predictable results. Not the most interesting bait-and-switch short out there (Phillips admits as much in his own Letterboxd entry) and one wonders what it could have looked like if Everything You Need To Know About Pierogi was as dedicated to being unexpected as it was to being weird. Still, at just three minutes in length, it's difficult to not be delightfully amused by the jovial animation and outstanding sound design. Phillips is definitely a voice to keep an eye on and I look forward to this racking up views when it stops playing the festival circuit and inevitably makes its way online.