A PORCELAIN UNICORN

A Moment in Time – Until today, it was the last picture I had taken. I captured it January 11, 2015 in honor of Unicorn Appreciation Day. This is the story of the porcelain Unicorn, including the best (very) short movie I’ve ever seen.

music unicorn

Release Date – August 2010
Genre – Historical / Drama
Awards – Grand prize — Philips Parallel Lines ‘Tell It Your Way’ International Competition

Starring – Trevor Teichmann, Fiona Perry
Directed By – Keegan Wilcox
Screenplay By  – Keegan Wilcox
Produced By – Anselm Clinard

The requirements: The  film could be no more than 3 minutes long, contain no more than six lines of dialogue or narrative and yet present a compelling story. The winner was  “Porcelain Unicorn” from American director Keegan Wilcox.

It presents a lyrical, touching story of an act of conscience and kindness during a time of great peril, and a reunion many years later.



Categories: Daily Prompt, film, Friendship, Movies, Photography

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  1. What a simple and yet heartfelt movie. In such a short film with so few words, it works perfectly.

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  2. Watched this on PBS a year or so ago. Powerful! Thanks for sharing, so I can pass it on. 🙂

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  3. I can only echo what has already been said. Very touching. I admit, my eyes did dampen.

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  4. Wonderful, captivating, moving.

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  5. Beautiful touching story. I liked the expressions of an old lady to get her unicorn back. War wounds were not so easy to heal.

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  6. It was very touching. Living in central Europe there are luckily many such films showing the situation mainly on German TV. I was reminded of the film “Der Mann mit dem Fagott” (the man with the bassoon) autobiographical from the life of Udo Jürgens the singer who died just before Christmas. There were many moments in the last war which should not be forgotten.

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    • This little one always brings tears to my eyes. We don’t get a lot of the european films — short or full-length — in the U.S. I learned about this one because someone sent me a link, otherwise I would never have known about it. If you have any more, I’d love links to them. I’ll never find them on my own … I wouldn’t know where to look!!

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      • I will have a look. Although your short film only had a few words in German, the ones I have found are completely in German and you would probably not understand them. There are a few books I can recommend, also available in english. I will have a look. We have them in german. One is The Heritage by Siegfried Lenz which I have read in German and saw a film on the TV. Perhaps it would be interesting. I have few more. At the moment I am reading All Quiet on the Western Front by Remarque in original German, about the first world war. Very moving and showing what a waste that war was.

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        • World War I was part one of the series, starring WW II as the second act. Perhaps 100 million or more lives lost and lands devastated. Hitler could never have done what he did had not the terms of the Armistice after World War I not be so punitive. And the scars are still with us. They are still trying to wipe each other out in central Europe and now, in Africa. It seems we never learn.

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