While it takes place in a spacefaring era, the sets and characters in the stop-motion short film Retrograde are crafted from decidedly low-tech materials. One human and one alien find themselves stranded on a cardboard space station with handwritten displays, just minutes from annihilation.
You usually hear about a planet being "in retrograde" from astrologers, which might give you the impression that the term is mystical jargon. In fact, it does have an astronomical meaning. That meaning just happens to come from a rather outdated concept, when the Earth was still the center of the solar system. Today,…
Haunting electronic melodies propel an astronaut-cum-biker through a surreal dance party as she hunts for a fallen star in Retrograde, the first single of James Blake's sophmore album, Overgrown. Martin de Thurah directed.