Academy award nominated filmmaker Siqi Song's short THE COIN makes case for its uniqueness with the following two, quite original, choices -
1) The surreal sequence in the second act, an unadulterated (audio)visual storytelling extravaganza directly aiming for multiple interpretations.
2) The (possible) undoing of the nightmare with a sense of everyday wisdom.
Song is clearly utilizing certain ways of keeping the viewer glued to the film, like opening with a montage or unlocking animation's believability to put characters in dumpling soup, but most importantly she's not afraid of breaking & shifting tones, within such a short period of time. Of course there are allusions, particularly that of immersion in the food or more like the food consuming an individual, that…