I really liked this. Sure it’s an hour and twenty minutes, but it was really interesting, clever, entertaining, and has a really well composed little interlude of heart-break.
It’s very episodic so if you have a few patches of free time this weekend I think it’s worth a watch.
Update: I suppose context would be helpful, so here’s the description from YouTube:
“Sita Sings the Blues” is based on the Hindu epic “The Ramayana”. Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina Paley is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Ramayana. Set to the 1920′s jazz vocals of torch singer Annette Hanshaw, Sita Sings the Blues earns its tagline as “the Greatest Break-Up Story Ever Told.” It is written, directed, produced and animated by American artist Nina Paley.