Official Selection

Unicorn Lady

India 2024
Duration: 04:45
Directed by: Rebecca Rechana Paul
Screenplay: Sumanto Chattopadhyay, Rebecca Rechana Paul
Animation: Rebecca Rechana Paul, Oorjit B S, Adhiti Krishnadas
Technique: 2D Animation
Music: Tanuj Tiku
Production/School: Suresh Eriyat, Nilima Eriyat
Dialogue language: English
Subtitles language: English

The animated short film delicately unfolds the poignant story of a protagonist, a resilient cancer survivor emerging from the shadows of a mastectomy. It's a deeply moving portrayal of her journey, evolving from a life marked by a physical scar to one where she weaves her experiences into a breathtaking mosaic of treasured moments. This narrative is a metaphorical transition from the confines of bodily afflictions to a profound, celebrated understanding of existence. She stands as a beacon of this profound metamorphosis. Her days, imbued with both pain and rebirth, are likened to the delicate, purposeful stitches of a needle through fabric, each one contributing to the magnificent embroidery of life. This film is a touching ode to human endurance, the art of embracing scars, and the beauty in turning suffering into a masterpiece of lived experience.

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