The Chicken, by Clarice Lispector

The Chicken (watch the video)

It was only a chicken, with no hopes or dreams, unaware of it’s imminent destiny: Sunday’s lunch main dish. In a rare instinctive spasm, it decides to escape flying over the fence. The now lunch-less family start to chase the direction-less bird. An adaptation of the hilarious homonym short story by Clarice Lispector.

Animated by: Rafael Aflalo
Original soundtrack and sound design: Rogério Rochlitz

Clarice Lispector is one of the most important Brazilian writers, her short story is beautifully  represented by Rafael Aflalo and Rogério Rochlitz’s production. You can find much more about them on Vimeo.

Clarice Lispector (December 10, 1920 – December 9, 1977) was a Brazilian writer. Acclaimed internationally for her innovative novels and short stories, she was also a journalist. Born to a Jewish family in Podolia in Western Ukraine, she was brought to Brazil as an infant, amidst the disasters engulfing her native land following the First World War.

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