This film has to be one of the most unique and creative films I’ve seen in a while. The sheer creative direction and style of the film is so playful and the imaginative mixture of camera slides and motions with the graphic illustrations is just too amazing. I wish I knew more about the techniques of filming so I could describe it better.
The film itself is about a recently dumped and down on his luck young Taiwanese man who finds himself working in a photocopy shop. The monotonous work ends up being his salvation as he realizes he’s actually good at it. He starts to notice the odd characters around him, including the ‘sheep’, a young woman who works at a cram school and who likes to draw little sheep in the exam papers that get sent to the photocopy shop. One day he draws a wolf in answer to one of her drawings and soon it becomes a huge hit with the students.
The story is simplistic, but never boring. The characters are fun, relatable and it’s easy to fall in love with them. The story swept me along and I could hardly believe it ended so quickly (2 hours later). Honestly, it’s one of the more enjoyable films I’ve watched in a while and I really felt like I escaped from the world while I watched it. Everything else disappeared and just the colorful world inside of my computer was on play.