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The surprising chess game-Me v/s Me

A short film by Pixar beautifully sensitizing to old age and the loneliness that come with it.

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Geri's Game is a five-minute animated short film made by Pixar in 1997, written and directed by Jan Pinkava.
The film is set in an empty park during autumn. The title character, Geri, is an elderly man who plays a game of chess against himself, "becoming" each of the players in turn by moving to the other side of the chessboard, where he changes his personality and either puts on or takes off his glasses to show this change.
The movie very beautifully and inconspicuously touches the audience and raises the issue of loneliness that comes as a part of the package of ageing.
It also depicts the child in you even as you age and inspires one to let that child in you come out to help you do what you wish to do,and enjoy your life the way you want.


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Photo of Alejandro Rios

Very touching, thanks for sharing Manicha.

Photo of Manisha Laroia

It is one of the first pixar movies and it has beautiful addressed a concern which has become prominent now..almost 15 years after.