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'A Good Wife' Tells a Sordid Tale About a Cheating Spouse

 - Jan 19, 2012
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'A Good Wife' is a short film by the talented Toronto-based illustrator W. Scott Forbes, and it features the signature painterly artwork of the up-and-coming artist. It tells the tale of a wife who is in utter shock over her recent sexual encounter with a man who is not her husband. She is filled with regret, but decides not to disclose her affair to her family, who carry about as though nothing is wrong. The family thus goes about functioning in blissful ignorance.

What’s particularly noteworthy of 'A Good Wife' is its minimalist use of animation, often relying on zooming in and out of still frames to give viewers a sense of action. The video relies on powerful imagery and music to narrate its plot, and it successfully leaves viewers feeling emotionally invested despite its five minute runtime.