Michele D’Auria’s ambitious mini-bio of Soichiro Honda is full of jewel-toned palettes and beautiful illustrations that relate the genesis of the Honda brand with heart-felt enthusiasm and surprising artistry.
Michele’s approach is anything but literal, using for the enchanted dreamland of young Soichiro’s mind as the film’s stage.
The slow and steady pace of the narrative is punctuated by clever transitions and unexpected camera work. Simone Prisco’s lush, painterly backgrounds are wonderfully offset by the hybrid 2D and 3D animation.
Don’t miss the making-of video on Michele’s site.