A lo-fi experimental short with an odd sense of humor, filled with strange rhythms and eccentric characters. Three curious young fellows wander around a tiny town playing pretend games, like ‘don’t step on the lava’, until they are tasked by an old man to deliver a gigantic wood ball across town. For what reason? It’s not entirely clear. But the men, who move through the world like children, take the task at face value, load the ball onto a rickety cart, and head off on their mundane quest across town.
Not much gets said, as the characters mumble to themselves or drift off in their own worlds. This is a film about movement and awkwardness. It captures a sleepy small town and the peculiar things its residents do to pass time. Everyone seems to be walking around in a foggy state, unaware of their actions. The film also points at an existential struggle via the heavy ball being dragged up hills, down alleyways, through rainstorms, in a seemingly pointless endeavor. Directed by Sasha Statman-Weil, Our Best Bear, is an original and amusing oddity. (13 minutes)