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Wes Anderson, when social distancing becomes art

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A funny video by video editor Luiz Azevedo, in cooperation with the web magazine Little White Lies, examines social distancing in Wes Anderson movies.

It’s unbelievable how Coronavirus has made to change our lifestyle and world perception only in a few weeks. It has put us up to consider simple human needs, like physical contact, as unnatural actions that we should better avoid. For this reason, during these weird days in which, at least temporarily, we have to limit our actions and be more careful when we move around, it has happened to all of us to feel surprised and a bit bothered while watching a film where actors aren’t respecting the right distance or are even hugging or kissing. These absurd reactions, that we hope to forget as soon as possible, well express our current emotional condition. In this regard, video editor Luiz Azevedo, in cooperation with the web magazine Little White Lies, has created a funny video focused on social distancing in Wes Anderson movies.

The work is exclusively made of scenes taken from movies by American Anderson that underline how, already before Coronavirus, physical or emotional distance was a recurring theme in his films. An enjoyable way to relish moments of the great cinema without forgetting that, for the moment, we must go on keeping the right distance.

“Wes Anderson’s social distancing” can be watched at the following link: