Back in June 2016, we asked our film critic David Ehrlich to name the 10 best movies of the 21st century so far. Coming in at #7 was Don Hertzfeldt’s “World of Tomorrow,” an animated short film about a young girl and her older clone on a journey through the girl’s memory. The existential story may only last 17 minutes, but Hertzfeldt’s ideas stay with you pretty much forever. The animator announced a surprise sequel in August, and now we officially have the first trailer for the movie, entitled “World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People’s Thoughts.”
In his A+ review of the sequel, IndieWire’s David Ehrlich raved. “Blisteringly funny, deeply touching, and endlessly quotable, the second chapter of Don Hertzfeldt’s sci-fi satire makes life a better place…it’s an epic voyage inward, a dizzying spin down the rabbit hole of the human subconscious, and a true sequel in every sense of the word.”
“World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People’s Thoughts” premiered at Fantastic Fest and has already had an Oscar-qualifying run in Los Angeles. Watch the trailer below.