Oh Willy…

2012, Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels

Posted by John Martz, July 27, 2020

When his elderly mother dies, Willy find himself revisiting painful childhood memories, and sets upon a most unexpected journey of self-discovery and acceptance. The felted characters in Oh Willy… have a soft, fuzziness that gives them an extra layer of empathy. Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels are also the directors of 2018's This Magnificent Cake!, which uses the same animation technique to examine the colonial occupation of the Congo.