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    An elaborate and imaginative animation based on a father's quest to build a clock before he dies of cancer and of a son's attempts to reconcile their distant relationship. Written and directed by Dik Jarman, who is also an architect (in addition to being a puppet maker), spent two years making this film. The film is made even more personal by the inclusion of objects owned by his father -- for example, a compass is used to as the bird's beak.
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