THE DOG’S LEASH

The bell tower rings and the birds fly away.
In the countryside on the outskirts of a small village, a dog tied to a very long rope, watches them disappear in the horizon.
It’s time for him to go;
Prance across fields;
How far will his rope allow him to go ?

Director: Nicolas Piret
Belgium, 2022
3:48 min | trailer

Nicolas Piret is a Belgian animation director.
He graduated from The Royal Academy of Fine Arts and holds a master’s degree from ENSAV La Cambre. (Graduate Film : La bride-The dog’s leash)

Nicolas Piret, Director of The dog's leash (2022)

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